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Job 29


Job's Past Was Glorious

Job 29:1   And Job again took up his discourse and said,
Job 29:2   "Oh that I were as in months gone by, As in the days when God watched over me;
Job 29:3   When His lamp shone over my head, And by His light I walked through darkness;
Job 29:4   As I was in the prime of my days, When the friendship of God was over my tent;
Job 29:5   When the Almighty was yet with me, And my children were around me;
Job 29:6   When my steps were bathed in butter, And the rock poured out for me streams of oil!
Job 29:7   "When I went out to the gate of the city, When I took my seat in the square,
Job 29:8   The young men saw me and hid themselves, And the old men arose and stood.
Job 29:9   "The princes stopped talking And put their hands on their mouths;
Job 29:10   The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue stuck to their palate.
Job 29:11   "For when the ear heard, it called me blessed, And when the eye saw, it gave witness of me,
Job 29:12   Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper.
Job 29:13   "The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy.
Job 29:14   "I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe and a turban.
Job 29:15   "I was eyes to the blind And feet to the lame.
Job 29:16   "I was a father to the needy, And I investigated the case which I did not know.
Job 29:17   "I broke the jaws of the wicked And snatched the prey from his teeth.
Job 29:18   "Then I thought, 'I shall die in my nest, And I shall multiply my days as the sand.
Job 29:19   My root is spread out to the waters, And dew lies all night on my branch.
Job 29:20   'My glory is ever new with me, And my bow is renewed in my hand.'
Job 29:21   "To me they listened and waited, And kept silent for my counsel.
Job 29:22   "After my words they did not speak again, And my speech dropped on them.
Job 29:23   "They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.
Job 29:24   "I smiled on them when they did not believe, And the light of my face they did not cast down.
Job 29:25   "I chose a way for them and sat as chief, And dwelt as a king among the troops, As one who comforted the mourners.
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