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Job 29: 21 - 30:15

21 ‘They listened to me, and waited,
   and kept silence for my counsel.
22 After I spoke they did not speak again,
   and my word dropped upon them like dew.*
23 They waited for me as for the rain;
   they opened their mouths as for the spring rain.
24 I smiled on them when they had no confidence;
   and the light of my countenance they did not extinguish.*
25 I chose their way, and sat as chief,
   and I lived like a king among his troops,
   like one who comforts mourners.

30‘But now they make sport of me,
   those who are younger than I,
whose fathers I would have disdained
   to set with the dogs of my flock.
2 What could I gain from the strength of their hands?
   All their vigour is gone.
3 Through want and hard hunger
   they gnaw the dry and desolate ground,
4 they pick mallow and the leaves of bushes,
   and to warm themselves the roots of broom.
5 They are driven out from society;
   people shout after them as after a thief.
6 In the gullies of wadis they must live,
   in holes in the ground, and in the rocks.
7 Among the bushes they bray;
   under the nettles they huddle together.
8 A senseless, disreputable brood,
   they have been whipped out of the land.

9 ‘And now they mock me in song;
   I am a byword to them.
10 They abhor me, they keep aloof from me;
   they do not hesitate to spit at the sight of me.
11 Because God has loosed my bowstring and humbled me,
   they have cast off restraint in my presence.
12 On my right hand the rabble rise up;
   they send me sprawling,
   and build roads for my ruin.
13 They break up my path,
   they promote my calamity;
   no one restrains* them.
14 As through a wide breach they come;
   amid the crash they roll on.
15 Terrors are turned upon me;
   my honour is pursued as by the wind,
   and my prosperity has passed away like a cloud.


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