Darby's English Translation

Job 28

The Book of Job

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Chapter 29

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  And Job continued his parable and said,  

 

 


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

 

 


3

 

  When his lamp shone over my head, [and] by his light I walked through darkness;  

 

 


4

 

  As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret counsel of +God was over my tent,  

 

 


5

 

  When the Almighty was yet with me, my young men round about me;  

 

 


6

 

  When my steps were bathed in milk, and the rock poured out beside me rivers of oil! ...  

 

 


7

 

  When I went out to the gate by the city, when I prepared my seat on the broadway,  

 

 


8

 

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

 

 


9

 

  Princes refrained from talking, and laid the hand on their mouth;  

 

 


10

 

  The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue cleaved to their palate.  

 

 


11

 

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

 

 


12

 

  For I delivered the afflicted that cried, and the fatherless who had no helper.  

 

 


13

 

  The blessing of him that was perishing came upon 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 mantle and a turban.  

 

 


15

 

  I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame;  

 

 


16

 

  I was a father to the needy, and the cause which I knew not I searched out;  

 

 


17

 

  And I broke the jaws of the unrighteous, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.  

 

 


18

 

  And I said, I shall die in my nest, and multiply my days as the sand;  

 

 


19

 

  My root shall be spread out to the waters, and the dew will lie all night on my branch;  

 

 


20

 

  My glory shall be fresh in me, and my bow be renewed in my hand.  

 

 


21

 

  Unto me they listened, and waited, and kept silence for my counsel:  

 

 


22

 

  After my words they spoke 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 they troubled not the serenity of my countenance.  

 

 


25

 

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

 

 


Job 30

 

 

 

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