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29:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, 29:2 Oh that I were
as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me; 29:3 When his
candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through
darkness; 29:4 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of
God was upon my tabernacle; 29:5 When the Almighty was yet with me,
when my children were about me; 29:6 When I washed my steps with
butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil; 29:7 When I went out
to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!
29:8 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and
29:9 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their
29:10 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the
roof of their mouth.
29:11 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw
me, it gave witness to me: 29:12 Because I delivered the poor that
cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.
29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I
caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a
robe and a diadem.
29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
29:16 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I
29:17 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of
29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my
days as the sand.
29:19 My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night
upon my branch.
29:20 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.
29:21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my
29:22 After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon
29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their
mouth wide as for the latter rain.
29:24 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my
countenance they cast not down.
29:25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the
army, as one that comforteth the mourners.