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Job 29 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:1 - Then Job continued his speech:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:2 - "O that I could be as I was in the months now gone, in the days when God watched over me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:3 - when he caused his lamp to shine upon my head, and by his light I walked through darkness;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:4 - just as I was in my most productive time, when God's intimate friendship was experienced in my tent,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:5 - when the Almighty was still with me and my children were around me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:6 - when my steps were bathed with butter and the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:7 - When I went out to the city gate and secured my seat in the public square,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:8 - the young men would see me and step aside, and the old men would get up and remain standing;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:9 - the chief men refrained from talking and covered their mouths with their hands;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:10 - the voices of the nobles fell silent, and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:11 - "As soon as the ear heard these things, it blessed me, and when the eye saw them, it bore witness to me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:12 - for I rescued the poor who cried out for help, and the orphan who had no one to assist him;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:13 - the blessing of the dying man descended on me, and I made the widow's heart rejoice;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:14 - I put on righteousness and it clothed me, my just dealing was like a robe and a turban;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:15 - I was eyes for the blind and feet for the lame;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:16 - I was a father to the needy, and I investigated the case of the person I did not know;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:17 - I broke the fangs of the wicked, and made him drop his prey from his teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:18 - "Then I thought, 'I will die in my own home, my days as numerous as the grains of sand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:19 - My roots reach the water, and the dew lies on my branches all night long.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:20 - My glory will always be fresh in me, and my bow ever new in my hand.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:21 - "People listened to me and waited silently; they kept silent for my advice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:22 - After I had spoken, they did not respond; my words fell on them drop by drop.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:23 - They waited for me as people wait for the rain, and they opened their mouths as for the spring rains.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:24 - If I smiled at them, they hardly believed it; and they did not cause the light of my face to darken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:25 - I chose the way for them and sat as their chief; I lived like a king among his troops; I was like one who comforts mourners.

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