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Job 29 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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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 the months of old, as in the days when God watched over me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:3 - when his lamp shone upon my head, and by his light I walked through darkness;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:4 - as I was in my autumn days, when the friendship of God was upon my tent;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:5 - when the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:6 - when my steps were washed with milk, 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 prepared my seat in the square,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:8 - the young men saw me and withdrew, and the aged rose 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 cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:11 - When the ear heard, it called me blessed, and when the eye saw, it approved;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:12 - because I delivered the poor who cried, and the fatherless who had none to help him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:13 - The blessing of him who was about to perish came upon 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 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 poor, and I searched out the cause of him whom I did not know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:17 - I broke the fangs of the unrighteous, and made him drop his prey from his teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:18 - Then I thought, 'I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:19 - my roots spread out to the waters, with the dew all night on my branches,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:20 - my glory fresh with me, and my bow ever new in my hand.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:21 - "Men listened to me, and waited, and kept silence for my counsel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:22 - After I spoke they did not speak again, and my word dropped upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:23 - They waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouths as for the spring rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:24 - I smiled on them when they had no confidence; and the light of my countenance they did not cast down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:25 - I chose their way, and sat as chief, and I dwelt like a king among his troops, like one who comforts mourners.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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