11, Job 29-31

Job 29

1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, View Tool
2 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me; View Tool
3 When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness; View Tool
4 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle; View Tool
5 When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me; View Tool
6 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil; View Tool
7 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street! View Tool
8 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up. View Tool
9 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth. View Tool
10 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth. View Tool
11 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me: View Tool
12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. View Tool
13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy. View Tool
14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. View Tool
15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. View Tool
16 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out. View Tool
17 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth. View Tool
18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand. View Tool
19 My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch. View Tool
20 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand. View Tool
21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel. View Tool
22 After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them. View Tool
23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain. View Tool
24 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down. View Tool
25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners. View Tool


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. View Tool
2 Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished? View Tool
3 For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste. View Tool
4 Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat. View Tool
5 They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;) View Tool
6 To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks. View Tool
7 Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together. View Tool
8 They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth. View Tool
9 And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword. View Tool
10 They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face. View Tool
11 Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let loose the bridle before me. View Tool
12 Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction. View Tool
13 They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper. View Tool
14 They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselves upon me. View Tool
15 Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud. View Tool
16 And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me. View Tool
17 My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest. View Tool
18 By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat. View Tool
19 He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes. View Tool
20 I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not. View Tool
21 Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me. View Tool
22 Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance. View Tool
23 For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living. View Tool
24 Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction. View Tool
25 Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor? View Tool
26 When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness. View Tool
27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me. View Tool
28 I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation. View Tool
29 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls. View Tool
30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat. View Tool
31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep. View Tool


Job 31

1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? View Tool
2 For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high? View Tool
3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity? View Tool
4 Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps? View Tool
5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit; View Tool
6 Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine integrity. View Tool
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; View Tool
8 Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out. View Tool
9 If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour’s door; View Tool
10 Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her. View Tool
11 For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges. View Tool
12 For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase. View Tool
13 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me; View Tool
14 What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him? View Tool
15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb? View Tool
16 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; View Tool
17 Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; View Tool
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;) View Tool
19 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering; View Tool
20 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; View Tool
21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate: View Tool
22 Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone. View Tool
23 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure. 2 I View Tool
24 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; View Tool
25 If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much; View Tool
26 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness; View Tool
27 And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand: View Tool
28 This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above. View Tool
29 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him: View Tool
30 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul. View Tool
31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied. View Tool
32 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller. 4 I View Tool
33 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom: View Tool
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? View Tool
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. View Tool
36 Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me. View Tool
37 I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him. View Tool
38 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain; View Tool
39 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life: View Tool
40 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended. View Tool