29:1 Moreover, Job continued his parable, and said,
29:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

29:2 Oh that I were as {in} months past, as {in} the days {when} God preserved me;
29:2 O that I were as {in} months past, as {in} the days {when} God preserved me;

29:3 When his candle shined upon my head, {and when} by his light I walked {through} darkness;
29:3 When his lamp shined upon my head, {and when} by his light I walked {through} darkness;

29:4 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God {was} upon my tabernacle;
29:4 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God {was} upon my tent;

29:5 When the Almighty {was} yet with me, {when} my children {were} about me;
29:5 When the Almighty {was} yet with me, {when} my children {were} about me;

29:6 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;
29:6 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;

29:7 When I went out to the gate through the city, {when} I prepared my seat in the street!
29:7 When I went out to the gate through the city, {when} I prepared my seat in the street!

29:8 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, {and} stood up.
29:8 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, {and} stood up.

29:9 The princes refrained talking, and laid {their} hand on their mouth.
29:9 The princes stopped talking, and laid {their} hand on their mouth.

29:10 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
29:10 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

29:11 When the ear heard {me}, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw {me}, it gave witness to me:
29:11 When the ear heard {me}, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw {me}, it gave witness to me:

29:12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and {him that had} none to help him.
29:12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and {him that had} none to help him.

29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment {was} as a robe and a diadem.
29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment {was} as a robe and a diadem.

29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet {was} I to the lame.
29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet {was} I to the lame.

29:16 I {was} a father to the poor: and the cause {which} I knew not I searched out.
29:16 I {was} a father to the poor: and the cause {which} I knew not I searched out.

29:17 And I broke the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
29:17 And I broke the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the prey out of his teeth.

29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply {my} days as the sand.
29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply {my} days as the sand.

29:19 My root {was} spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.
29:19 My root {was} spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.

29:20 My glory {was} fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.
29:20 My glory {was} fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.

29:21 To me {men} gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.
29:21 To me {men} gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.

29:22 After my words they spoke not again; and my speech dropped upon them.
29:22 After my words they spoke not again; and my speech fell upon them.

29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide {as} for the latter rain.
29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide {as} for the latter rain.

29:24 {If} I laughed on them, they believed {it} not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.
29:24 {If} I mocked at them, they had no confidence; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

29:25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one {that} comforteth the mourners.
29:25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one {that} comforteth the mourners.