King James Bible

Job 28

The Book of Job

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Chapter 29

1

 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, 

2

 Oh that I were as [in] months past, as [in] the days [when] God preserved me; 

3

 When his candle shined upon my head, [and when] by his light I walked [through] darkness; 

4

 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God [was] upon my tabernacle; 

5

 When the Almighty [was] yet with me, [when] my children [were] about me; 

6

 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil; 

7

 When I went out to the gate through the city, [when] I prepared my seat in the street! 

8

 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, [and] stood up. 

9

 The princes refrained talking, and laid [their] hand on their mouth. 

10

 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth. 

11

 When the ear heard [me], then it blessed me; and when the eye saw [me], it gave witness to me: 

12

 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and [him that had] none to help him. 

13

 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. 

14

 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment [was] as a robe and a diadem. 

15

 I was eyes to the blind, and feet [was] I to the lame. 

16

 I [was] a father to the poor: and the cause [which] I knew not I searched out. 

17

 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth. 

18

 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply [my] days as the sand. 

19

 My root [was] spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch. 

20

 My glory [was] fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand. 

21

 Unto me [men] gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel. 

22

 After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them. 

23

 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide [as] for the latter rain. 

24

 [If] I laughed on them, they believed [it] not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down. 

25

 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one [that] comforteth the mourners. 

Job 30

 

 

 

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