Job 29

from Peter Boon

A. Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me; When his (lamp) shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness 29:2,3

B the secret of God was upon my tabernacle; When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me 29:4,5

C went out gate through the city… sat in street 29:7

D young men saw me, and hid themselves 29:8a

E the aged arose, and stood up 29:8b

F princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth. The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth 29:11,12

G Because I delivered the poor 29:12

H I put on righteousness, and it clothed me 29:14a
 my judgment was as a robe and a diadem 29:14b

G’ I was a father to the poor 29:16

F’ brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth 29:17

E’ I shall die in my nest 29:18a

D’ I shall multiply my days as the sand 29:18b

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

B’ Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel. After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them. they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain. 29:21-23

A’ If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down. I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners 29:24,25

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