Job 29:21–25

21 “People listened to me expectantly,

waiting in silence for my counsel.q

22 After I had spoken, they spoke no more;r

my words fell gently on their ears.s

23 They waited for me as for showers

and drank in my words as the spring rain.t

24 When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it;

the light of my faceu was precious to them.a v

25 I chose the way for them and sat as their chief;w

I dwelt as a kingx among his troops;

I was like one who comforts mourners.y

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