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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 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 .

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.