The Holy Bible - The Book of Job, Chapter 29 (Latin)
1Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
2Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;
3When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;
4As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle;
5When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me;
6When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;
7When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!
8The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up.
9The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
10The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
11When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me:
12Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.
13The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
14I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
15I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
16I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.
17And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
18Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.
19My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.
20My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.
21Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.
22After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.
23And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.
24If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.
25I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.
1addidit quoque Iob adsumens parabolam suam et dixit
2quis mihi tribuat ut sim iuxta menses pristinos secundum dies quibus Deus custodiebat me
3quando splendebat lucerna eius super caput meum et ad lumen eius ambulabam in tenebris
4sicut fui in diebus adulescentiae meae quando secreto Deus erat in tabernaculo meo
5quando erat Omnipotens mecum et in circuitu meo pueri mei
6quando lavabam pedes meos butyro et petra fundebat mihi rivos olei
7quando procedebam ad portam civitatis et in platea parabant cathedram mihi
8videbant me iuvenes et abscondebantur et senes adsurgentes stabant
9principes cessabant loqui et digitum superponebant ori suo
10vocem suam cohibebant duces et lingua eorum gutturi suo adherebat
11auris audiens beatificabat me et oculus videns testimonium reddebat mihi
12quod liberassem pauperem vociferantem et pupillum cui non esset adiutor
13benedictio perituri super me veniebat et cor viduae consolatus sum
14iustitia indutus sum et vestivit me sicut vestimento et diademate iudicio meo
15oculus fui caeco et pes claudo
16pater eram pauperum et causam quam nesciebam diligentissime investigabam
17conterebam molas iniqui et de dentibus illius auferebam praedam
18dicebamque in nidulo meo moriar et sicut palma multiplicabo dies
19radix mea aperta est secus aquas et ros morabitur in messione mea
20gloria mea semper innovabitur et arcus meus in manu mea instaurabitur
21qui me audiebant expectabant sententiam et intenti tacebant ad consilium meum
22verbis meis addere nihil audebant et super illos stillabat eloquium meum
23expectabant me sicut pluviam et os suum aperiebant quasi ad imbrem serotinum
24si quando ridebam ad eos non credebant et lux vultus mei non cadebat in terram
25si voluissem ire ad eos sedebam primus cumque sederem quasi rex circumstante exercitu eram tamen maerentium consolator