Job 29    

Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, 2 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me; 3 aWhen his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness; 4 As I was in the days of my youth, when bthe secret of God was upon my tabernacle; 5 When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me; 6 When cI washed my steps with butter, and dthe rock poured me out rivers of oil; 7 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street! 8 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up. 9 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth. 10 The nobles held their peace, and their etongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

11 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me: 12 Because fI delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. 13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. 14 gI put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. 15 I was heyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. 16 I was a father to the poor: and ithe cause which I knew not I searched out. 17 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.

18 Then I said, jI shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand. 19 kMy root was spread out lby the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch. 20 My glory was fresh in me, and mmy bow was renewed in my hand. 21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel. 22 After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them. 23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain. 24 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down. 25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.

Job 30

Cross Ref
3 a Job 18:6
Psa 18:28
4 b Psa 25:14
Pro 3:32
6 c Gen 49:11
Deu 32:13
 d Psa 81:16
10 e Psa 137:6
12 f Psa 72:13
Pro 21:13
14 g Eph 6:14
Rom 13:14
Psa 132:9
15 h Num 10:31
16 i Pro 29:7
18 j Psa 30:6
19 k Psa 1:3
Jer 17:8
 l Psa 1:3
20 m Gen 49:24