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Job 29

NIV 1 Job continued his discourse: NIV 1 Job continued his discourse: NIV 2 "How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me, NIV 2 "How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me, NIV 3 when his lamp shone upon my head and by his light I walked through darkness! NIV 3 when his lamp shone upon my head and by his light I walked through darkness! NIV 4 Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God's intimate friendship blessed my house, NIV 4 Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God's intimate friendship blessed my house, NIV 5 when the Almighty was still with me and my children were around me, NIV 5 when the Almighty was still with me and my children were around me, NIV 6 when my path was drenched with cream and the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil. NIV 6 when my path was drenched with cream and the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil. NIV 7 "When I went to the gate of the city and took my seat in the public square, NIV 7 "When I went to the gate of the city and took my seat in the public square, NIV 8 the young men saw me and stepped aside and the old men rose to their feet; NIV 8 the young men saw me and stepped aside and the old men rose to their feet; NIV 9 the chief men refrained from speaking and covered their mouths with their hands; NIV 9 the chief men refrained from speaking and covered their mouths with their hands; NIV 10 the voices of the nobles were hushed, and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths. NIV 10 the voices of the nobles were hushed, and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths. NIV 11 Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me, NIV 11 Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me, NIV 12 because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him. NIV 12 because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him. NIV 13 The man who was dying blessed me; I made the widow's heart sing. NIV 13 The man who was dying blessed me; I made the widow's heart sing. NIV 14 I put on righteousness as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban. NIV 14 I put on righteousness as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban. NIV 15 I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame. NIV 15 I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame. NIV 16 I was a father to the needy; I took up the case of the stranger. NIV 16 I was a father to the needy; I took up the case of the stranger. NIV 17 I broke the fangs of the wicked and snatched the victims from their teeth. NIV 17 I broke the fangs of the wicked and snatched the victims from their teeth. NIV 18 "I thought, 'I will die in my own house, my days as numerous as the grains of sand. NIV 18 "I thought, 'I will die in my own house, my days as numerous as the grains of sand. NIV 19 My roots will reach to the water, and the dew will lie all night on my branches. NIV 19 My roots will reach to the water, and the dew will lie all night on my branches. NIV 20 My glory will remain fresh in me, the bow ever new in my hand.' NIV 20 My glory will remain fresh in me, the bow ever new in my hand.' NIV 21 "Men listened to me expectantly, waiting in silence for my counsel. NIV 21 "Men listened to me expectantly, waiting in silence for my counsel. NIV 22 After I had spoken, they spoke no more; my words fell gently on their ears. NIV 22 After I had spoken, they spoke no more; my words fell gently on their ears. NIV 23 They waited for me as for showers and drank in my words as the spring rain. NIV 23 They waited for me as for showers and drank in my words as the spring rain. NIV 24 When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face was precious to them. NIV 24 When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face was precious to them. NIV 25 I chose the way for them and sat as their chief; I dwelt as a king among his troops; I was like one who comforts mourners. NIV 25 I chose the way for them and sat as their chief; I dwelt as a king among his troops; I was like one who comforts mourners.