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Job 29 (asv)

Job 29 (asv)

29:1And Job again took up his parable, and said,

29:2Oh that I were as in the months of old,

As in the days when God watched over me;

29:3When his lamp shined upon my head,

And by his light I walked through darkness;

29:4As I was in the ripeness of my days,

When the friendship of God was upon my tent;

29:5When the Almighty was yet with me,

And my children were about me;

29:6When my steps were washed with butter,

And the rock poured me out streams of oil!

29:7When I went forth to the gate unto the city,

When I prepared my seat in the street,

29:8The young men saw me and hid themselves,

And the aged rose up and stood;

29:9The princes refrained from talking,

And laid their hand on their mouth;

29:10The voice of the nobles was hushed,

And their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

29:11For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me;

And when the eye saw me, it gave witness unto me:

29:12Because I delivered the poor that cried,

The fatherless also, that had none to help him.

29:13The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me;

And I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

29:14I put on righteousness, and it clothed me:

My justice was as a robe and a diadem.

29:15I was eyes to the blind,

And feet was I to the lame.

29:16I was a father to the needy:

And the cause of him that I knew not I searched out.

29:17And I brake the jaws of the unrighteous,

And plucked the prey out of his teeth.

29:18Then I said, I shall die in my nest,

And I shall multiply my days as the sand:

29:19My root is spread out to the waters,

And the dew lieth all night upon my branch;

29:20My glory is fresh in me,

And my bow is renewed in my hand.

29:21Unto me men gave ear, and waited,

And kept silence for my counsel.

29:22After my words they spake not again;

And my speech distilled upon them.

29:23And they waited for me as for the rain;

And they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

29:24I smiled on them, when they had no confidence;

And the light of my countenance they cast not down.

29:25I chose out their way, and sat as chief,

And dwelt as a king in the army,

As one that comforteth the mourners.


Preceding Entry: Job 28
Following Entry: Job 30