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The book of Job, chapter 29, Vulgate and King James Version

Chapter 29


   1 Addidit quoque Iob assumens parabolam suam et di xit:
   29:2" Quis mihi tribuat, ut sim iuxta menses pristinos, secundum dies, quibus Deus custodiebat me?
   3 Quando splendebat lucerna eius super caput meum, et ad lumen eius ambulabam in tenebris.
   4 Sicut fui in diebus adulescentiae meae, quando familiaris Deus erat in tabernaculo meo,
   5 quando erat Omnipotens mecum, et in circuitu meo pueri mei,
   6 quando lavabam pedes meos lacte, et petra fundebat mihi rivos olei.
   7 Quando procedebam ad portam civitatis et in platea parabam cathedram mihi,
   8 videbant me iuvenes et abscondebantur, et senes assurgentes stabant.
   9 Principes cessabant loqui et digitum superponebant ori suo.
   10 Vocem suam cohibebant duces, et lingua eorum palato suo adhaerebat.
   11 Auris audiens beatificabat me, et oculus videns testimonium reddebat mihi,
   12 eo quod liberassem pauperem vociferantem et pupillum, cui non esset adiutor.
   13 Benedictio perituri super me veniebat, et cor viduae iubilare feci.
   14 Iustitia indutus sum et vestivi me, sicut vestimento et diademate, iudicio meo.
   15 Oculus fui caeco et pes claudo;
   16 pater eram pauperum et causam viri ignoti diligentissime investigabam.
   17 Conterebam molas iniqui et de dentibus illius auferebam praedam.
   18 Dicebamque: In nidulo meo moriar et sicut palma multiplicabo dies.
   19 Radix mea aperta est secus aquas, et ros morabitur in ramis meis.
   20 Gloria mea semper innovabitur, et arcus meus in manu mea instaurabitur.
   21 Qui me audiebant, blandiebantur et intenti tacebant ad consilium meum.
   22 Verbis meis addere nihil audebant, et super illos stillabat eloquium meum.
   23 Exspectabant me sicut pluviam et os suum aperiebant quasi ad imbrem serotinum.
   24 Si quando ridebam ad eos, non credebant, et lux vultus mei non cadebat in terram.
   25 Si voluissem ire ad eos, sedebam primus; cumque sederem quasi rex, circumstante exercitu, eram tamen maerentium consolator.

King James Version

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

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