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Job 29:2
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"Oh that I were as in months gone by, As in the days when God (b)watched over me;
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Job 29:3
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When (c)His lamp shone over my head, And (d)by His light I walked through darkness;
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Job 29:4
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As I was in [a]the prime of my days, When the [b](e)friendship of God was over my tent;
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Job 29:5
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When [c]the Almighty was yet with me, And my children were around me;
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Job 29:6
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When my steps were bathed in (f)butter, And the (g)rock poured out for me streams of oil!
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Job 29:7
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"When I went out to (h)the gate of the city, When I [d]took my seat in the square,
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Job 29:8
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The young men saw me and hid themselves, And the old men arose and stood.
Job 29:9
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"The princes (i)stopped talking And (j)put their hands on their mouths;
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Job 29:10
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The voice of the nobles was [e](k)hushed, And their (l)tongue stuck to their palate.
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Job 29:11
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"For when (m)the ear heard, it called me blessed, And when the eye saw, it gave witness of me,
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Job 29:12
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Because I delivered (n)the poor who cried for help, And the (o)orphan who had no helper.
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Job 29:13
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"The blessing of the one (p)ready to perish came upon me, And I made the (q)widow's heart sing for joy.
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Job 29:14
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"I (r)put on righteousness, and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe and a turban.
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Job 29:15
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"I was (s)eyes to the blind And feet to the lame.
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Job 29:16
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"I was a father to (t)the needy, And I investigated the case which I did not know.
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Job 29:17
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"I (u)broke the jaws of the wicked And snatched the prey from his teeth.
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Job 29:18
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"Then I [f]thought, ‘I shall die [g]in my nest, And I shall multiply my days as the sand.
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Job 29:19
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‘My (v)root is spread out to the waters, And (w)dew lies all night on my branch.
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Job 29:20
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‘My glory is ever new with me, And my (x)bow is renewed in my hand.'
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Job 29:21
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"To me (y)they listened and waited, And kept silent for my counsel.
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Job 29:22
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"After my words they did not (z)speak again, And (aa)my speech dropped on them.
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Job 29:23
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"They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.
Job 29:24
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"I smiled on them when they did not believe, And the light of my face they did not cast down.
Job 29:25
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"I chose a way for them and sat as (ab)chief, And dwelt as a king among the troops, As one who (ac)comforted the mourners.
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