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Whenever the city elders met and I took my place among them,
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When I went out to the gate of the city, and in the street they prepared me a chair?
Deuteronomy 16:18 Thou shalt appoint judges and magistrates in all thy gates, which the Lord thy God shall give thee, in all thy tribes: that they may judge the people with just judgment,
Deuteronomy 21:19 They shall take him and bring him to the ancients of the city, and to the gate of judgment,
Ruth 4:1,2,11 Then Booz went up to the gate, and sat there. And when he had seen the kinsman going by, of whom he had spoken before, he said to him, calling him by his name: Turn aside for a little while, and sit down here. He turned aside, and sat down. . . .
Zechariah 8:16 These then are the things, which you shall do: Speak ye truth every one to his neighbour; judge ye truth and judgment of peace in your gates.
ContextJob's Former Blessings
…6When I washed my feet with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil? 7When I went out to the gate of the city, and in the street they prepared me a chair?8The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the old men rose up and stood.…
The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the old men rose up and stood.
If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, even when I saw myself superior in the gate:
O ye men, to you I call, and my voice is to the sons of men.
Now Abdemelech the Ethiopian, an eunuch that was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon: but the king was sitting in the gate of Benjamin.
Additional TranslationsWhen I went out to the city gate and took my seat in the public square,When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!
When I went forth to the gate unto the city, When I prepared my seat in the street,
When I went forth early in the city, and the seat was placed for me in the streets.
When I went out to the gate by the city, when I prepared my seat on the broadway,
When I went forth to the gate unto the city, when I prepared my seat in the street,
When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!
when I went forth to the city gate, when I prepared my seat in the street.
When I go out to the gate by the city, In a broad place I prepare my seat.
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