Job now resumed his response:
"Oh, how I long for the good old days, when God took such very good care of me.
He always held a lamp before me and I walked through the dark by its light.
Oh, how I miss those golden years when God's friendship graced my home,
When the Mighty One was still by my side and my children were all around me,
When everything was going my way, and nothing seemed too difficult.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)