Job

Job 29 ©

1Job calleth to mind his former prosperity and honour, and the worthy use he had made of it.

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MOREOVER Job 1continued his parable, and said,

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

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When his 2candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;

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As I was in the days of my youth, when the bsecret of God was upon my *tabernacle;

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When the cAlmighty was yet with me, when dmy children were about me;

d ch. 1.2,5,19.
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When eI washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured 3me out rivers of oil;

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When I went out fto the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!

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The young men saw me, and ghid themselves: and the aged harose, and stood up.

h Le. 19.32. Ro. 13.7. ch. 12.12.
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The princes irefrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.

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4The nobles held their peace, and their tongue jcleaved to the roof of their mouth.

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kWhen the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me:

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Because lI delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

l Ps. 72.12; 82.3. Pr. 21.13; 24.11,12. ch. 22.5-9.
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The mblessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

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nI put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a *diadem.

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I was oeyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.

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I was pa father to the poor: and the qcause which I knew not I searched out.

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And I rbrake 5the jaws of the wicked, and 6plucked the spoil out of his teeth.

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Then sI said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days tas the sand.

s Ps. 30.6,7. ch. 42.10-17.
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My uroot was 7spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my vbranch.

v ch. 14.9.
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My wglory was 8fresh in me, and my bow was 9renewed in my hand.

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xUnto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.

x Ro. 13.5,7. Tit. 3.1. v.9,10,22.
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yAfter my words they spake not again; and my speech zdropped upon them.

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And athey waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for bthe latter rain.

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If I laughed on them, they cbelieved it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

c Lu. 24.41. Ge. 45.26. Ps. 126.1. Ge. 4.6.
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dI chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that ecomforteth the mourners.