Job Chapter 29

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1: Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, edit

2: Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me; edit

3: When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness; edit

4: As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle; edit

5: When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me; edit

6: When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil; edit

7: When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street! edit

8: The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up. edit

9: The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth. edit

10: The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth. edit

11: When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me: edit

12: Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. edit

13: The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. edit

14: I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. edit

15: I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. edit

16: I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out. edit

17: And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth. edit

18: Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand. edit

19: My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch. edit

20: My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand. edit

21: Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel. edit

22: After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them. edit

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

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

25: I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners. edit

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