Job 29:5-15 NIV

5 when the Almighty was still with me and my children1 were around me,2

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6 when my path was drenched with cream3 and the rock4 poured out for me streams of olive oil.5

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7 "When I went to the gate6 of the city and took my seat in the public square,

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8 the young men saw me and stepped aside7 and the old men rose to their feet;8

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9 the chief men refrained from speaking9 and covered their mouths with their hands;10

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10 the voices of the nobles were hushed,11 and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.12

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11 Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me,13

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12 because I rescued the poor14 who cried for help, and the fatherless15 who had none to assist him.16

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13 The man who was dying blessed me;17 I made the widow's18 heart sing.

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14 I put on righteousness19 as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban.20

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15 I was eyes21 to the blind and feet to the lame.22

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