Job 29:23
Good News Translation
everyone welcomed them just as farmers welcome rain in spring.

Contemporary English Version
My words were eagerly accepted like the showers of spring,

Douay-Rheims Bible
They waited for me as for rain, and they opened their mouth as for a latter shower.

New American Bible
They waited for me as for the rain; they drank in my words like the spring rains.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They waited for me as for rain, and they opened their mouth as for a latter shower.

as for the rain

Psalm 72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the fleece; and as showers falling gently upon the earth.

the latter rain

Hosea 6:3 He will revive us after two days: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. We shall know, and we shall follow on, that we may know the Lord. His going forth is prepared as the morning light, and he will come to us as the early and the latter rain to the earth.

Zechariah 10:1 Ask ye of the Lord rain in the latter season, and the Lord will make snows, and will give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.

Context
Job's Former Blessings
22To my words they durst add nothing, and my speech dropped upon them. 23They waited for me as for rain, and they opened their mouth as for a latter shower.24If at any time I laughed on them, they believed not, and the light of my countenance fell not on earth.…
Cross References
Job 29:22
To my words they durst add nothing, and my speech dropped upon them.

Job 29:24
If at any time I laughed on them, they believed not, and the light of my countenance fell not on earth.

Psalm 81:10
For I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Psalm 119:131
I opened my mouth, and panted: because I longed for thy commandments.

Proverbs 16:15
In the cheerfulness of the king's countenance is life: and his clemency is like the latter rain.

Hosea 6:3
He will revive us after two days: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. We shall know, and we shall follow on, that we may know the Lord. His going forth is prepared as the morning light, and he will come to us as the early and the latter rain to the earth.

Additional Translations
They waited for me as for rain and drank in my words like spring showers.And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

And they waited for me as for the rain; And they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

As the thirsty earth expecting the rain, so they waited for my speech.

And they waited for me as for the rain, and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

They waited for me as for the rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rain.

And they wait as for rain for me, And their mouth they have opened wide As for the latter rain.
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