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Job 29 (WEBP)

[1] Job again took up his parable, and said,
[2] “Oh that I were as in the months of old, as in the days when God watched over me;
[3] when his lamp shone on my head, and by his light I walked through darkness,
[4] as I was in my prime, when the friendship of God was in my tent,
[5] when the Almighty was yet with me, and my children were around me,
[6] when my steps were washed with butter, and the rock poured out streams of oil for me,
[7] when I went out to the city gate, when I prepared my seat in the street.
[8] The young men saw me and hid themselves. The aged rose up and stood.
[9] The princes refrained from talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
[10] The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.
[11] For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me, and when the eye saw me, it commended me,
[12] because I delivered the poor who cried, and the fatherless also, who had no one to help him,
[13] the blessing of him who was ready to perish came on me, and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.
[14] I put on righteousness, and it clothed me. My justice was as a robe and a diadem.
[15] I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame.
[16] I was a father to the needy. I researched the cause of him whom I didn’t know.
[17] I broke the jaws of the unrighteous and plucked the prey out of his teeth.
[18] Then I said, ‘I will die in my own house, I will count my days as the sand.
[19] My root is spread out to the waters. The dew lies all night on my branch.
[20] My glory is fresh in me. My bow is renewed in my hand.’
[21] “Men listened to me, waited, and kept silence for my counsel.
[22] After my words they didn’t speak again. My speech fell on them.
[23] They waited for me as for the rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rain.
[24] I smiled on them when they had no confidence. They didn’t reject the light of my face.
[25] I chose out their way, and sat as chief. I lived as a king in the army, as one who comforts the mourners.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Job 29 (KJVS)

[1] Moreover Job H347 continued H3254 (8686) H5375 (8800) his parable H4912, and said H559 (8799),
[2] Oh that H5414 (8799) I were as [in] months H3391 past H6924, as [in] the days H3117 [when] God H433 preserved H8104 (8799) me;
[3] When his candle H5216 shined H1984 (8800) upon my head H7218, [and when] by his light H216 I walked H3212 (8799) [through] darkness H2822;
[4] As I was in the days H3117 of my youth H2779, when the secret H5475 of God H433 [was] upon my tabernacle H168;
[5] When the Almighty H7706 [was] yet with me, [when] my children H5288 [were] about H5439 me;
[6] 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;
[7] 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!
[8] 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).
[9] The princes H8269 refrained H6113 (8804) talking H4405, and laid H7760 (8799) [their] hand H3709 on their mouth H6310.
[10] The nobles H5057 held H2244 (8738) their peace H6963, and their tongue H3956 cleaved H1692 (8804) to the roof of their mouth H2441.
[11] 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:
[12] 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.
[13] 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).
[14] 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.
[15] I was eyes H5869 to the blind H5787, and feet H7272 [was] I to the lame H6455.
[16] I [was] a father H1 to the poor H34: and the cause H7379 [which] I knew H3045 (8804) not I searched out H2713 (8799).
[17] And I brake H7665 (8762) the jaws H4973 of the wicked H5767, and plucked H7993 (8686) the spoil H2964 out of his teeth H8127.
[18] 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.
[19] 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.
[20] My glory H3519 [was] fresh H2319 in me H5978, and my bow H7198 was renewed H2498 (8686) in my hand H3027.
[21] Unto me [men] gave ear H8085 (8804), and waited H3176 (8765), and kept silence H1826 (8799) at H3926 my counsel H6098.
[22] After H310 my words H1697 they spake not again H8138 (8799); and my speech H4405 dropped H5197 (8799) upon them.
[23] 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.
[24] [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).
[25] 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)

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