Job 27
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1And Job adds to lift up his allegory and says:

2“God lives! He turned aside my judgment, "" And the Mighty—He made my soul bitter.

3For all the while my breath [is] in me, "" And the wind of God in my nostrils.

4My lips do not speak perverseness, "" And my tongue does not utter deceit.

5Defilement to me—if I justify you, "" Until I expire I do not turn aside my integrity from me.

6On my righteousness I have laid hold, "" And I do not let it go, "" My heart does not reproach me while I live.

7My enemy is as the wicked, "" And my withstander as the perverse.

8For what [is] the hope of the profane, "" When He cuts off? When God casts off his soul?

9[Does] God hear his cry, "" When distress comes on him?

10Does he delight himself on the Mighty? Call God at all times?

11I show you by the hand of God, "" That which [is] with the Mighty I do not hide.

12Behold, you—all of you—have seen, "" And why [is] this—you are altogether vain?

13This [is] the portion of wicked man with God, "" And the inheritance of terrible ones "" They receive from the Mighty.

14If his sons multiply—a sword [is] for them. And his offspring [are] not satisfied [with] bread.

15His remnant are buried in death, "" And his widows do not weep.

16If he heaps up silver as dust, "" And prepares clothing as clay,

17He prepares—and the righteous puts [it] on, "" And the innocent apportions the silver.

18He has built his house as a moth, "" And as a shelter a watchman has made.

19He lies down rich, and he is not gathered, "" He has opened his eyes, and he is not.

20Terrors overtake him as waters, "" By night a whirlwind has stolen him away.

21An east wind takes him up, and he goes, "" And it frightens him from his place,

22And it casts at him, and does not spare, "" He diligently flees from its hand.

23It claps its hands at him, "" And it hisses at him from his place.”

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Job 26
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