Job 27
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1And Job again took up his discourse, and said:1Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
2“As God lives, who has taken away my right, and the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter,2As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
3as long as my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils,3All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
4my lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit.4My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
5Far be it from me to say that you are right; till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.5God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
6I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go; my heart does not reproach me for any of my days.6My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
7“Let my enemy be as the wicked, and let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.7Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
8For what is the hope of the godless when God cuts him off, when God takes away his life?8For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
9Will God hear his cry when distress comes upon him?9Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
10Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call upon God at all times?10Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
11I will teach you concerning the hand of God; what is with the Almighty I will not conceal.11I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
12Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves; why then have you become altogether vain?12Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?
13“This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage that oppressors receive from the Almighty:13This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
14If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword, and his descendants have not enough bread.14If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
15Those who survive him the pestilence buries, and his widows do not weep.15Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.
16Though he heap up silver like dust, and pile up clothing like clay,16Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;
17he may pile it up, but the righteous will wear it, and the innocent will divide the silver.17He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
18He builds his house like a moth’s, like a booth that a watchman makes.18He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.
19He goes to bed rich, but will do so no more; he opens his eyes, and his wealth is gone.19The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.
20Terrors overtake him like a flood; in the night a whirlwind carries him off.20Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
21The east wind lifts him up and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.21The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.
22It hurls at him without pity; he flees from its power in headlong flight.22For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.
23It claps its hands at him and hisses at him from its place.23Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
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