Job 29 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
29 1 Job complaineth of the prosperity of the time past. 7, 21 His authority. 22 Justice and equity.
1 So Job proceeded, and continued his parable, saying,
2 Oh that I were as [a]in times past, when God preserved me!
4 As I was in the days of my youth: when [d]God’s providence was upon my tabernacle:
5 When the Almighty was yet with me, and my children round about me:
6 when I washed my paths [e]with butter, and when the rock poured me out rivers of oil:
7 When I went out to the gate, even to the judgment seat, and when I caused them to prepare my seat in the street.
8 The young men saw me, and [f]hid themselves, and the aged arose, and stood up.
9 The princes stayed talk, and laid their hand on their [g]mouth.
10 The voice of princes was hid, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
12 For I delivered the [j]poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.
13 [k]The blessing of him that was ready to perish, came upon me, and I caused the widow’s heart to rejoice.
14 I put [l]on justice, and it covered me: my judgment was as a robe, and a crown.
15 I was the eyes to the blind, and I was the feet to the lame.
16 I was a father unto the poor, and when I knew not the cause, I sought it out diligently.
17 I brake also the jaws of the unrighteous man, and plucked the prey out of his teeth.
18 Then I said, I shall die in my [m]nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.
19 For my root is [n]spread out by the water, and the dew shall lie upon my branch.
20 My glory shall renew toward me, and my bow shall be restored in mine hand.
21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and held their tongue at my counsel.
22 After my words they replied not, and my talk [o]dropped upon them.
23 And they waited for me, as for the rain, and they opened their mouth [p]as for the latter rain.
25 I appointed out [s]their way, and did sit as chief, and dwelt as a King in the army, and like him that comforteth the mourners.