Job 29:1-9 NIV

Job’s Final Defense

1 Job continued his discourse:

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

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

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4 Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house,

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

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6 when my path was drenched with cream and the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil.

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

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

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9 the chief men refrained from speaking and covered their mouths with their hands;

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