World English Bible
Job 29 (WEBP)
 Job again took up his parable, and said,
 “Oh that I were as in the months of old, as in the days when God watched over me;
 when his lamp shone on my head, and by his light I walked through darkness,
 as I was in my prime, when the friendship of God was in my tent,
 when the Almighty was yet with me, and my children were around me,
 when my steps were washed with butter, and the rock poured out streams of oil for me,
 when I went out to the city gate, when I prepared my seat in the street.
 The young men saw me and hid themselves. The aged rose up and stood.
 The princes refrained from talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
 The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.
 For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me, and when the eye saw me, it commended me,
 because I delivered the poor who cried, and the fatherless also, who had no one to help him,
 the blessing of him who was ready to perish came on me, and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.
 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me. My justice was as a robe and a diadem.
 I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame.
 I was a father to the needy. I researched the cause of him whom I didn’t know.
 I broke the jaws of the unrighteous and plucked the prey out of his teeth.
 Then I said, ‘I will die in my own house, I will count my days as the sand.
 My root is spread out to the waters. The dew lies all night on my branch.
 My glory is fresh in me. My bow is renewed in my hand.’
 “Men listened to me, waited, and kept silence for my counsel.
 After my words they didn’t speak again. My speech fell on them.
 They waited for me as for the rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rain.
 I smiled on them when they had no confidence. They didn’t reject the light of my face.
 I chose out their way, and sat as chief. I lived as a king in the army, as one who comforts the mourners.
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King James w/Strong’s #s
Job 29 (KJVS)
 Moreover Job H347 continued H3254 (8686) H5375 (8800) his parable H4912, and said H559 (8799),
 Oh that H5414 (8799) I were as [in] months H3391 past H6924, as [in] the days H3117 [when] God H433 preserved H8104 (8799) me;
 When his candle H5216 shined H1984 (8800) upon my head H7218, [and when] by his light H216 I walked H3212 (8799) [through] darkness H2822;
 As I was in the days H3117 of my youth H2779, when the secret H5475 of God H433 [was] upon my tabernacle H168;
 When the Almighty H7706 [was] yet with me, [when] my children H5288 [were] about H5439 me;
 When I washed H7364 (8800) my steps H1978 with butter H2529, and the rock H6697 poured me out H6694 (8799) rivers H6388 of oil H8081;
 When I went out H3318 (8800) to the gate H8179 through the city H7176, [when] I prepared H3559 (8686) my seat H4186 in the street H7339!
 The young men H5288 saw H7200 (8804) me, and hid H2244 (8738) themselves: and the aged H3453 arose H6965 (8804), [and] stood up H5975 (8804).
 The princes H8269 refrained H6113 (8804) talking H4405, and laid H7760 (8799) [their] hand H3709 on their mouth H6310.
 The nobles H5057 held H2244 (8738) their peace H6963, and their tongue H3956 cleaved H1692 (8804) to the roof of their mouth H2441.
 When the ear H241 heard H8085 (8804) [me], then it blessed H833 (8762) me; and when the eye H5869 saw H7200 (8804) [me], it gave witness H5749 (8686) to me:
 Because I delivered H4422 (8762) the poor H6041 that cried H7768 (8764), and the fatherless H3490, and [him that had] none to help H5826 (8802) him.
 The blessing H1293 of him that was ready to perish H6 (8802) came H935 (8799) upon me: and I caused the widow’s H490 heart H3820 to sing for joy H7442 (8686).
 I put H3847 (8804) on righteousness H6664, and it clothed H3847 (8799) me: my judgment H4941 [was] as a robe H4598 and a diadem H6797.
 I was eyes H5869 to the blind H5787, and feet H7272 [was] I to the lame H6455.
 I [was] a father H1 to the poor H34: and the cause H7379 [which] I knew H3045 (8804) not I searched out H2713 (8799).
 And I brake H7665 (8762) the jaws H4973 of the wicked H5767, and plucked H7993 (8686) the spoil H2964 out of his teeth H8127.
 Then I said H559 (8799), I shall die H1478 (8799) in my nest H7064, and I shall multiply H7235 (8686) [my] days H3117 as the sand H2344.
 My root H8328 [was] spread out H6605 (8803) by the waters H4325, and the dew H2919 lay all night H3885 (8799) upon my branch H7105.
 My glory H3519 [was] fresh H2319 in me H5978, and my bow H7198 was renewed H2498 (8686) in my hand H3027.
 Unto me [men] gave ear H8085 (8804), and waited H3176 (8765), and kept silence H1826 (8799) at H3926 my counsel H6098.
 After H310 my words H1697 they spake not again H8138 (8799); and my speech H4405 dropped H5197 (8799) upon them.
 And they waited H3176 (8765) for me as for the rain H4306; and they opened H6473 (8804) their mouth H6310 wide [as] for the latter rain H4456.
 [If] I laughed H7832 (8799) on them, they believed H539 (8686) [it] not; and the light H216 of my countenance H6440 they cast not down H5307 (8686).
 I chose H977 (8799) out their way H1870, and sat H3427 (8799) chief H7218, and dwelt H7931 (8799) as a king H4428 in the army H1416, as one [that] comforteth H5162 (8762) the mourners H57.
Young’s Literal Translation
Job 29 (YLT)
 And Job addeth to lift up his simile, and saith:-
 Who doth make me as in months past, As in the days of God’s preserving me?
 In His causing His lamp to shine on my head, By His light I walk through darkness.
 As I have been in days of my maturity, And the counsel of God upon my tent.
 When yet the Mighty One is with me. Round about me-my young ones,
 When washing my goings with butter, And the firm rock is with me rivulets of oil.
 When I go out to the gate by the city, In a broad place I prepare my seat.
 Seen me have youths, and they, been hidden, And the aged have risen-they stood up.
 Princes have kept in words, And a hand they place on their mouth.
 The voice of leaders hath been hidden, And their tongue to the palate hath cleaved.
 For the ear heard, and declareth me happy, And the eye hath seen, and testifieth to me.
 For I deliver the afflicted who is crying, And the fatherless who hath no helper.
 The blessing of the perishing cometh on me, And the heart of the widow I cause to sing.
 Righteousness I have put on, and it clotheth me, As a robe and a diadem my justice.
 Eyes I have been to the blind, And feet to the lame am I.
 A father I am to the needy, And the cause I have not known I search out.
 And I break the jaw-teeth of the perverse, And from his teeth I cast away prey.
 And I say, ‘With my nest I expire, And as the sand I multiply days.’
 My root is open unto the waters, And dew doth lodge on my branch.
 My honour is fresh with me, And my bow in my hand is renewed.
 To me they have hearkened, Yea, they wait, and are silent for my counsel.
 After my word they change not, And on them doth my speech drop,
 And they wait as for rain for me, And their mouth they have opened wide As for the latter rain.
 I laugh unto them-they give no credence, And the light of my face cause not to fall.
 I choose their way, and sit head, And I dwell as a king in a troop, When mourners he doth comfort.