New International Version
"When I went to the gate of the city and took my seat in the public square,
King James Bible
When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!
Darby Bible Translation
When I went out to the gate by the city, when I prepared my seat on the broadway,
World English Bible
when I went forth to the city gate, when I prepared my seat in the street.
Young's Literal Translation
When I go out to the gate by the city, In a broad place I prepare my seat.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When I went out to the gate - Courts of justice were held at the gates or entrances of the cities of the East; and Job, being an emir, was supreme magistrate: and here he speaks of his going to the gate to administer justice.
I prepared my seat in the street - I administered judgment openly, in the most public manner, and none could say that I, in any case, perverted justice. Mr. Good translates: - "As I went forth the city rejoiced at me, as I took my seat abroad."
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LibraryComfort for the Desponding
At once to the subject. A complaint; its cause and cure; and then close up with an exhortation to stir up your pure minds, if you are in such a position. I. First, there is a COMPLAINT. How many a Christian looks on the past with pleasure, on the future with dread, and on the present with sorrow! There are many who look back upon the days that they have passed in the fear of the Lord as being the sweetest and the best they have ever had, but as to the present, it is clad in a sable garb of gloom …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
The Case of the Christian under the Hiding of God's Face.
No Sorrow Like Messiah's Sorrow
the young men saw me and stepped aside and the old men rose to their feet;
if I have raised my hand against the fatherless, knowing that I had influence in court,
beside the gate leading into the city, at the entrance, she cries aloud:
But Ebed-Melek, a Cushite, an official in the royal palace, heard that they had put Jeremiah into the cistern. While the king was sitting in the Benjamin Gate,
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