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Job 29

NCV 1 Job continued to speak: NIV 1 Job continued his discourse: NCV 2 "How I wish for the months that have passed and 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, NCV 3 God's lamp shined on my head, and I walked through darkness by his light. NIV 3 when his lamp shone on my head and by his light I walked through darkness! NCV 4 I wish for the days when I was strong, when God's close friendship blessed my house. NIV 4 Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house, NCV 5 The Almighty was still with me, and my children were all around me. NIV 5 when the Almighty was still with me and my children were around me, NCV 6 It was as if my path were covered with cream and the rocks poured out olive oil for me. NIV 6 when my path was drenched with cream and the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil. NCV 7 I would go to the city gate and sit in the public square. NIV 7 “When I went to the gate of the city and took my seat in the public square, NCV 8 When the young men saw me, they would step aside, and the old men would stand up in respect. NIV 8 the young men saw me and stepped aside and the old men rose to their feet; NCV 9 The leading men stopped speaking and covered their mouths with their hands. NIV 9 the chief men refrained from speaking and covered their mouths with their hands; NCV 10 The voices of the important men were quiet, as if 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. NCV 11 Anyone who heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me praised me, NIV 11 Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me, NCV 12 because I saved the poor who called out and the orphan who had no one to help. NIV 12 because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist them. NCV 13 The dying person blessed me, and I made the widow's heart sing. NIV 13 The one who was dying blessed me; I made the widow’s heart sing. NCV 14 I put on right living as if it were clothing; I wore fairness like a robe and a turban. NIV 14 I put on righteousness as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban. NCV 15 I was eyes for the blind and feet for the lame. NIV 15 I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame. NCV 16 I was like a father to needy people, and I took the side of strangers who were in trouble. NIV 16 I was a father to the needy; I took up the case of the stranger. NCV 17 I broke the fangs of evil people and snatched the captives from their teeth. NIV 17 I broke the fangs of the wicked and snatched the victims from their teeth. NCV 18 "I thought, 'I will live for as many days as there are grains of sand, and I will die in my own house. NIV 18 “I thought, ‘I will die in my own house, my days as numerous as the grains of sand. NCV 19 My roots will reach down to the water. The dew will lie on the branches all night. NIV 19 My roots will reach to the water, and the dew will lie all night on my branches. NCV 20 New honors will come to me continually, and I will always have great strength.' NIV 20 My glory will not fade; the bow will be ever new in my hand.’ NCV 21 "People listened to me carefully and waited quietly for my advice. NIV 21 “People listened to me expectantly, waiting in silence for my counsel. NCV 22 After I finished speaking, they spoke no more. My words fell very gently on their ears. NIV 22 After I had spoken, they spoke no more; my words fell gently on their ears. NCV 23 They waited for me as they would for rain and drank in my words like spring rain. NIV 23 They waited for me as for showers and drank in my words as the spring rain. NCV 24 I smiled at them when they doubted, and my approval was important to them. NIV 24 When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face was precious to them. NCV 25 I chose the way for them and was their leader. I lived like a king among his army, like a person who comforts sad people. 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.

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