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Job 29 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:1 - And Job addeth to lift up his simile, and saith: --
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:2 - Who doth make me as in months past, As in the days of God's preserving me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:3 - In His causing His lamp to shine on my head, By His light I walk through darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:4 - As I have been in days of my maturity, And the counsel of God upon my tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:5 - When yet the Mighty One is with me. Round about me -- my young ones,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:6 - When washing my goings with butter, And the firm rock is with me rivulets of oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:7 - When I go out to the gate by the city, In a broad place I prepare my seat.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:8 - Seen me have youths, and they, been hidden, And the aged have risen -- they stood up.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:9 - Princes have kept in words, And a hand they place on their mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:10 - The voice of leaders hath been hidden, And their tongue to the palate hath cleaved.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:11 - For the ear heard, and declareth me happy, And the eye hath seen, and testifieth to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:12 - For I deliver the afflicted who is crying, And the fatherless who hath no helper.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:13 - The blessing of the perishing cometh on me, And the heart of the widow I cause to sing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:14 - Righteousness I have put on, and it clotheth me, As a robe and a diadem my justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:15 - Eyes I have been to the blind, And feet to the lame am I.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:16 - A father I am to the needy, And the cause I have not known I search out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:17 - And I break the jaw-teeth of the perverse, And from his teeth I cast away prey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:18 - And I say, 'With my nest I expire, And as the sand I multiply days.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:19 - My root is open unto the waters, And dew doth lodge on my branch.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:20 - My honour is fresh with me, And my bow in my hand is renewed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:21 - To me they have hearkened, Yea, they wait, and are silent for my counsel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:22 - After my word they change not, And on them doth my speech drop,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:23 - And they wait as for rain for me, And their mouth they have opened wide As for the latter rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:24 - I laugh unto them -- they give no credence, And the light of my face cause not to fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:25 - I choose their way, and sit head, And I dwell as a king in a troop, When mourners he doth comfort.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. 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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