Job 29:24
Good News Translation
I smiled on them when they had lost confidence; my cheerful face encouraged them.

Contemporary English Version
and the smile on my face renewed everyone's hopes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If at any time I laughed on them, they believed not, and the light of my countenance fell not on earth.

New American Bible
When I smiled on them they could not believe it; they would not let the light of my face be dimmed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

they believed

Genesis 45:26 And they told him, saying: Joseph, thy son, is living; and he is ruler in all the land of Egypt. Which when Jacob heard, he awaked as it were out of a deep sleep, yet did not believe them.

Psalm 126:1 A gradual canticle. When the Lord brought back the captivity of Sion, we became like men comforted.

Luke 24:41 But while they yet believed not and wondered for joy, he said: Have you here any thing to eat?

the light

Psalm 4:6 The light of thy countenance, O Lord, is signed upon us: thou hast given gladness in my heart.

Psalm 89:15 Blessed is the people that knoweth jubilation. They shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance:

Context
Job's Former Blessings
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.25If I had a mind to go to them, I sat first, and when I sat as a king, with his army standing about him, yet I was a comforter of them that mourned.…
Cross References
Job 29:23
They waited for me as for rain, and they opened their mouth as for a latter shower.

Job 29:25
If I had a mind to go to them, I sat first, and when I sat as a king, with his army standing about him, yet I was a comforter of them that mourned.

Additional Translations
If I smiled at them, they did not believe it; the light of my countenance was precious.If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

I smiled on them, when they had no confidence; And the light of my countenance they cast not down.

Were I to laugh on them, they would not believe it; and the light of my face has not failed.

[If] I laughed on them, they believed [it] not; and they troubled not the serenity of my countenance.

If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

I smiled on them when they had no confidence. They didn't reject the light of my face.

I laugh unto them -- they give no credence, And the light of my face cause not to fall.
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