The Secret of God - Job 29

Job 29:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,  

Job 29:2 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days  when God preserved me; 

Job 29:3 When his candle shined  upon my head, and when by his light I walked through  darkness; 

Job 29:4 As I was in the days of my youth, when  the secret of God was upon my tabernacle; 

Job 29:5 When  the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were  about me; 


Job 29:6 When I washed my steps with butter, and  the rock poured me out rivers of oil; 

Job 29:7 When I went  out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat  in the street! 

Job 29:8 The young men saw me, and hid  themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up. 

Job 29:9 The  princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their  mouth. 

Job 29:10 The nobles held their peace, and their  tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth. 

Job 29:11 When  the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye  saw me, it gave witness to me: 

Job 29:12 Because I  delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him  that had none to help him. 

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. 

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

Job 29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet  was I to the lame. 

Job 29:16 I was a father to the poor: and  the cause which I knew not I searched out. 

Job 29:17 And I  brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of  his teeth. 

Job 29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I  shall multiply my days as the sand. 

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

Job 29:20 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow  was renewed in my hand. 

Job 29:21 Unto me men gave ear,  and waited, and kept silence at my counsel. 

Job 29:22 After  my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped  upon them. 

Job 29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain;  and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.  

Job 29:24 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and  the light of my countenance they cast not down. 

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