- 29:1-25—Job resumes his defense by describing how respected he was in his community (the seat in the square by the city gate was reserved for the elders who were responsible for leading the city- they would have overseen legal and family disputes, marriages, economic issues…everything) and how much he did to serve the poor and needy.
- 30:1-31 – Job is lamenting as he remember how great his life was. He used to be a respected member of his community and now is forgotten and despised.
- 31:1-40 – Job makes a case for his high moral standards. He seems to be willing to accept his plight as punishment if sin can be found in him.