New Living Translation
When they were discouraged, I smiled at them. My look of approval was precious to them.
King James Bible
If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.
Darby Bible Translation
If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and they troubled not the serenity of my countenance.
World English Bible
I smiled on them when they had no confidence. They didn't reject the light of my face.
Young's Literal Translation
I laugh unto them -- they give no credence, And the light of my face cause not to fall.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
29:24 Laughed - Carried myself so familiarly with them, that they could scarce believe their eyes and ears. Cast not down - They were cautious not to give me any occasion to change my countenance towards them.
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They longed for me to speak as people long for rain. They drank my words like a refreshing spring rain.
Like a chief, I told them what to do. I lived like a king among his troops and comforted those who mourned.
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