Job 29:1-8 NIV

1 Job continued his discourse:1

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2 "How I long for the months gone by,2 for the days when God watched over me,3

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3 when his lamp shone upon my head and by his light I walked through darkness!4

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4 Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God's intimate friendship5 blessed my house,6

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5 when the Almighty was still with me and my children7 were around me,8

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6 when my path was drenched with cream9 and the rock10 poured out for me streams of olive oil.11

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7 "When I went to the gate12 of the city and took my seat in the public square,

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8 the young men saw me and stepped aside13 and the old men rose to their feet;14

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