29 Job continued his discourse, saying:
in the days when God watched over me,
and I walked through darkness by His light! o
when God’s friendship p rested on my tent,
5 when the * Almighty was still with me
and my children were around me,
and the rock q poured out streams of oil for me!
and took my seat in the town square,
while older men stood to their feet.
and covered their mouths with their hands. s
and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths. t
and when they saw me, they spoke well of me. u
and the fatherless child who had no one to support him. v
and I made the widow’s heart rejoice.
14 I clothed myself in righteousness, w
and it enveloped me;
my just decisions were like a robe and a turban.
and feet to the lame. x
and I examined the case of the stranger.
17 I shattered the fangs of the unjust y
and snatched the prey from his teeth.
and multiply my days as the sand. z
19 My roots will have access to water, a
and the dew will rest on my branches all night.
and my bow will be renewed in my hand. b
waiting silently for my advice.
my speech settled on them like dew. c
and opened their mouths as for spring showers.
they were thrilled at d the light of my countenance.
I lived as a king among his troops,
like one who comforts those who mourn.
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