Job 29:3-13 NIV

3 when his lamp shone upon my head and by his light I walked through darkness!1

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4 Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God's intimate friendship2 blessed my house,3

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5 when the Almighty was still with me and my children4 were around me,5

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6 when my path was drenched with cream6 and the rock7 poured out for me streams of olive oil.8

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7 "When I went to the gate9 of the city and took my seat in the public square,

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8 the young men saw me and stepped aside10 and the old men rose to their feet;11

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9 the chief men refrained from speaking12 and covered their mouths with their hands;13

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10 the voices of the nobles were hushed,14 and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.15

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11 Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me,16

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12 because I rescued the poor17 who cried for help, and the fatherless18 who had none to assist him.19

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13 The man who was dying blessed me;20 I made the widow's21 heart sing.

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