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Job 29 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Job's Past Was Glorious

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:1 - And Job again took up his discourse and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:2 - “Oh that I were as in months gone by,
As in the days when God watched over me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:3 - When His lamp shone over my head,
And by His light I walked through darkness;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:4 - As I was in [fn]the prime of my days,
When the [fn]friendship of God was over my tent;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:5 - When [fn]the Almighty was yet with me,
And my children were around me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:6 - When my steps were bathed in butter,
And the rock poured out for me streams of oil!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:7 - “When I went out to the gate of the city,
When I [fn]took my seat in the square,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:8 - The young men saw me and hid themselves,
And the old men arose and stood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:9 - “The princes stopped talking
And put their hands on their mouths;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:10 - The voice of the nobles was [fn]hushed,
And their tongue stuck to their palate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:11 - “For when the ear heard, it called me blessed,
And when the eye saw, it gave witness of me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:12 - Because I delivered the poor who cried for help,
And the orphan who had no helper.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:13 - “The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me,
And I made the widow’s heart sing for joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:14 - “I put on righteousness, and it clothed me;
My justice was like a robe and a turban.
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,
And I investigated the case which I did not know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:17 - “I broke the jaws of the wicked
And snatched the prey from his teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:18 - “Then I [fn]thought, ‘I shall die [fn]in my nest,
And I shall multiply my days as the sand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:19 - ‘My root is spread out to the waters,
And dew lies all night on my branch.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:20 - ‘My glory is ever new with me,
And my bow is renewed in my hand.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:21 - “To me they listened and waited,
And kept silent for my counsel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:22 - “After my words they did not speak again,
And my speech dropped on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:23 - “They waited for me as for the rain,
And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:24 - “I smiled on them when they did not believe,
And the light of my face they did not cast down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 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.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: the days of my autumn
Literally: counsel
Hebrew: Shaddai
Literally: set up
Literally: hidden
Literally: said
Literally: with

New American Standard Bible 1995
Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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