Job 29
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1And Job adds to lift up his allegory and says:

2“Who makes me as [in] months past, "" As [in] the days of God’s preserving me?

3In His causing His lamp to shine on my head, "" By His light I walk [through] darkness.

4As I have been in days of my maturity, "" And the counsel of God on my tent.

5When yet the Mighty One [is] with me. Around me—my young ones,

When washing my goings with butter, "" And the firm rock [is] with me—streams of oil.

7When I go out to the gate by the city, "" In a broad place I prepare my seat.

8Youths have seen me, and they have been hidden, "" And the aged have risen—they stood up.

9Princes have kept in words, "" And they place a hand on their mouth.

10The voice of leaders has been hidden, "" And their tongue has cleaved to the palate.

11For the ear heard, and declares me blessed, "" And the eye has seen, and testifies [to] me.

12For I deliver the afflicted who is crying, "" And the fatherless who has no helper.

13The blessing of the perishing comes on me, "" And I cause the heart of the widow to sing.

14I have put on righteousness, and it clothes me, "" My justice as a robe and a crown.

15I have been eyes to the blind, "" And I [am] feet to the lame.

16I [am] a father to the needy, "" And the cause I have not known I search out.

17And I break the jaw-teeth of the perverse, "" And from his teeth I cast away prey.

18And I say, I expire with my nest, "" And I multiply days as the sand.

19My root is open to the waters, "" And dew lodges on my branch.

20My glory [is] fresh with me, "" And my bow is renewed in my hand.

21They have listened to me, "" Indeed, they wait, and are silent for my counsel.

22After my word they do not change, "" And my speech drops on them,

23And they wait for me as [for] rain, "" And they have opened wide their mouth "" [As] for the spring rain.

24I laugh at them—they give no credence, "" And do not cause the light of my face to fall.

25I choose their way, and sit [as] head, "" And I dwell as a king in a troop, "" When he comforts mourners.”

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