29:1 icapsoreouer Iob continued his parable, and said, Margin Note
29:2 O that I were as in moneths past, as in the dayes when God preserued me.  
29:3 When his candle shined vpon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkenesse: Margin Note
29:4 As I was in the dayes of my youth, when the secret of God was vpon my tabernacle:  
29:5 When the Almightie was yet with me, when my children were about me:  
29:6 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rocke powred me out riuers of oyle: Margin Note
29:7 When I went out to the gate, through the citie, when I prepared my seate in the street.  
29:8 The yong men saw me, and hid themselues: and the aged arose, and stood vp.  
29:9 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.  
29:10 The Nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaued to the roofe of their mouth. Margin Note
29:11 When the eare heard mee, then it blessed me, and when the eye saw me, it gaue witnesse to me:  
29:12 Because I deliuered the poore that cried, and the fatherlesse, and him that had none to helpe him.  
29:13 The blessing of him that was readie to perish, came vpon me: and I caused the widowes heart to sing for ioy.  
29:14 I put on righteousnesse, and it clothed me: my iudgement was as a robe and a diademe.  
29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.  
29:16 I was a father to the poore: and the cause which I knewe not, I searched out.  
29:17 And I brake the iawes of the wicked, and pluckt the spoile out of his teeth. Margin Note
29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiplie my dayes as the sand.  
29:19 My roote was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night vpon my branch. Margin Note
29:20 My glory was fresh in mee, and my bow was renewed in my hand. Margin Note
29:21 Unto me men gaue eare, and waited, and kept silence at my counsell.  
29:22 After my words they spake not againe, & my speach dropped vpon them,  
29:23 And they waited for me as for the raine, and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter raine.  
29:24 If I laughed on them, they beleeued it not, and the light of my countenance they cast not downe.  
29:25 I chose out their way, and sate chiefe, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.