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Job 29 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:1 - Iyov again took up his parable, and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:2 - "Oh that I were as in the months of old, As in the days when God watched over me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:3 - When his lamp shone on my head, And by his light I walked through darkness;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:4 - As I was in the ripeness of my days, When the friendship of God was in my tent;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:5 - When Shaddai was yet with me, And my children were around me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:6 - When my steps were washed with butter, And the rock poured out streams of oil for me!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:7 - When I went forth to the city gate, When I prepared my seat in the street,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:8 - The young men saw me and hid themselves, The aged rose up and stood;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:9 - The princes refrained from talking, And laid their hand on their mouth;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:10 - The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:11 - For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me; And when the eye saw me, it commended me:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:12 - Because I delivered the poor who cried, And the fatherless also, who had none to help him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:13 - The blessing of him who was ready to perish came on me, And I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:14 - I put on righteousness, and it clothed me. My justice was as a robe and a diadem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:15 - I was eyes to the blind, And feet to the lame.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:16 - I was a father to the needy. The cause of him who I didn't know, I searched out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:17 - I broke the jaws of the unrighteous, And plucked the prey out of his teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:18 - Then I said, 'I shall die in my own house, I shall number my days as the sand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:19 - My root is spread out to the waters, The dew lies all night on my branch;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:20 - My glory is fresh in me, My bow is renewed in my hand.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:21 - "Men listened to me, waited, And kept silence for my counsel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:22 - After my words they didn't speak again; My speech fell on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:23 - They waited for me as for the rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:24 - I smiled on them when they had no confidence. They didn't reject the light of my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:25 - I chose out their way, and sat as chief. I lived as a king in the army, As one who comforts the mourners.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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