kjv@Job:29:1 @ Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
kjv@Job:29:2 @ Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;
kjv@Job:29:3 @ When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;
kjv@Job:29:4 @ As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle;
kjv@Job:29:5 @ When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me;
kjv@Job:29:6 @ When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;
kjv@Job:29:7 @ When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!
kjv@Job:29:8 @ The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up.
kjv@Job:29:9 @ The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
kjv@Job:29:10 @ The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
kjv@Job:29:11 @ When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me:
kjv@Job:29:12 @ Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.
kjv@Job:29:13 @ The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
kjv@Job:29:14 @ I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
kjv@Job:29:15 @ I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
kjv@Job:29:16 @ I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.
kjv@Job:29:17 @ And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
kjv@Job:29:18 @ Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.
kjv@Job:29:19 @ My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.
kjv@Job:29:20 @ My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.
kjv@Job:29:21 @ Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.
kjv@Job:29:22 @ After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.
kjv@Job:29:23 @ And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.
kjv@Job:29:24 @ If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.
kjv@Job:29:25 @ I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.
kjv@Job:30:1 @ But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.
kjv@Job:30:2 @ Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished?
kjv@Job:30:3 @ For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.
kjv@Job:30:4 @ Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat.
kjv@Job:30:5 @ They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)
kjv@Job:30:6 @ To dwell in the clifts of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.
kjv@Job:30:7 @ Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.
kjv@Job:30:8 @ They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.
kjv@Job:30:9 @ And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
kjv@Job:30:10 @ They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face.
kjv@Job:30:11 @ Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let loose the bridle before me.
kjv@Job:30:12 @ Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.
kjv@Job:30:13 @ They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.
kjv@Job:30:14 @ They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselves upon me.
kjv@Job:30:15 @ Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.
kjv@Job:30:16 @ And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me.
kjv@Job:30:17 @ My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.
kjv@Job:30:18 @ By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.
kjv@Job:30:19 @ He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.
kjv@Job:30:20 @ I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.
kjv@Job:30:21 @ Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.
kjv@Job:30:22 @ Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.
kjv@Job:30:23 @ For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
kjv@Job:30:24 @ Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.
kjv@Job:30:25 @ Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?
kjv@Job:30:26 @ When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.
kjv@Job:30:27 @ My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
kjv@Job:30:28 @ I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.
kjv@Job:30:29 @ I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.
kjv@Job:30:30 @ My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
kjv@Job:30:31 @ My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.
kjv@Job:31:1 @ I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
kjv@Job:31:2 @ For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
kjv@Job:31:3 @ Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?
kjv@Job:31:4 @ Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?
kjv@Job:31:5 @ If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;
kjv@Job:31:6 @ Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.
kjv@Job:31:7 @ If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;
kjv@Job:31:8 @ Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out.
kjv@Job:31:9 @ If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour's door;
kjv@Job:31:10 @ Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.
kjv@Job:31:11 @ For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.
kjv@Job:31:12 @ For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.
kjv@Job:31:13 @ If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;
kjv@Job:31:14 @ What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?
kjv@Job:31:15 @ Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
kjv@Job:31:16 @ If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;
kjv@Job:31:17 @ Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;
kjv@Job:31:18 @ (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)
kjv@Job:31:19 @ If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;
kjv@Job:31:20 @ If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;
kjv@Job:31:21 @ If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:
kjv@Job:31:22 @ Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone.
kjv@Job:31:23 @ For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.
kjv@Job:31:24 @ If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;
kjv@Job:31:25 @ If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;
kjv@Job:31:26 @ If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;
kjv@Job:31:27 @ And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:
kjv@Job:31:28 @ This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.
kjv@Job:31:29 @ If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:
kjv@Job:31:30 @ Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.
kjv@Job:31:31 @ If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.
kjv@Job:31:32 @ The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller.
kjv@Job:31:33 @ If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:
kjv@Job:31:34 @ Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?
kjv@Job:31:35 @ Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.
kjv@Job:31:36 @ Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.
kjv@Job:31:37 @ I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.
kjv@Job:31:38 @ If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;
kjv@Job:31:39 @ If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:
kjv@Job:31:40 @ Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.
kjv@Job:32:1 @ So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.