Chapter 27

JOB.27:1 Moreover Job continued his discourse, and said:
JOB.27:2 “As God lives, who has taken away my justice, And the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter,
JOB.27:3 As long as my breath is in me, And the breath of God in my nostrils,
JOB.27:4 My lips will not speak wickedness, Nor my tongue utter deceit.
JOB.27:5 Far be it from me That I should say you are right; Till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
JOB.27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go; My heart shall not reproach me as long as I live.
JOB.27:7 “May my enemy be like the wicked, And he who rises up against me like the unrighteous.
JOB.27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, Though he may gain much, If God takes away his life?
JOB.27:9 Will God hear his cry When trouble comes upon him?
JOB.27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? Will he always call on God?
JOB.27:11 “I will teach you about the hand of God; What is with the Almighty I will not conceal.
JOB.27:12 Surely all of you have seen it; Why then do you behave with complete nonsense?
JOB.27:13 “This is the portion of a wicked man with God, And the heritage of oppressors, received from the Almighty:
JOB.27:14 If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword; And his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
JOB.27:15 Those who survive him shall be buried in death, And their widows shall not weep,
JOB.27:16 Though he heaps up silver like dust, And piles up clothing like clay-
JOB.27:17 He may pile it up, but the just will wear it, And the innocent will divide the silver.
JOB.27:18 He builds his house like a moth, Like a booth which a watchman makes.
JOB.27:19 The rich man will lie down, But not be gathered up; He opens his eyes, And he is no more.
JOB.27:20 Terrors overtake him like a flood; A tempest steals him away in the night.
JOB.27:21 The east wind carries him away, and he is gone; It sweeps him out of his place.
JOB.27:22 It hurls against him and does not spare; He flees desperately from its power.
JOB.27:23 Men shall clap their hands at him, And shall hiss him out of his place.


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