Job 27
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1And Job took up his discourse again: 1Job continued speaking:
2"As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter--2“I vow by the living God, who has taken away my rights, by the Almighty who has embittered my soul—
3for while my spirit is still in me, and the breath from God is in my nostrils, 3As long as I live, while I have breath from God,
4my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will whisper no deceit. 4my lips will speak no evil, and my tongue will speak no lies.
5I will never declare that you three are in the right; until I die, I will not set aside my integrity! 5I will never concede that you are right; I will defend my integrity until I die.
6I will maintain my righteousness and never let it go; my conscience will not reproach me for as long as I live. 6I will maintain my innocence without wavering. My conscience is clear for as long as I live.
7"May my enemy be like the wicked, my adversary like the unrighteous. 7“May my enemy be punished like the wicked, my adversary like those who do evil.
8For what hope does the godless have when he is cut off, when God takes away his life? 8For what hope do the godless have when God cuts them off and takes away their life?
9Does God listen to his cry when distress overtakes him? 9Will God listen to their cry when trouble comes upon them?
10Will he find delight in the Almighty? Will he call out to God at all times? 10Can they take delight in the Almighty? Can they call to God at any time?
11I will teach you about the power of God; What is on the Almighty's mind I will not conceal. 11I will teach you about God’s power. I will not conceal anything concerning the Almighty.
12If you yourselves have all seen this, Why in the world do you continue this meaningless talk? 12But you have seen all this, yet you say all these useless things to me.
13This is the portion of the wicked man allotted by God, the inheritance that evildoers receive from the Almighty. 13“This is what the wicked will receive from God; this is their inheritance from the Almighty.
14If his children increase--it is for the sword! His offspring never have enough to eat. 14They may have many children, but the children will die in war or starve to death.
15Those who survive him are buried by the plague, and their widows do not mourn for them. 15Those who survive will die of a plague, and not even their widows will mourn them.
16If he piles up silver like dust and stores up clothing like mounds of clay, 16“Evil people may have piles of money and may store away mounds of clothing.
17what he stores up a righteous man will wear, and an innocent man will inherit his silver. 17But the righteous will wear that clothing, and the innocent will divide that money.
18The house he builds is as fragile as a moth's cocoon, like a hut that a watchman has made. 18The wicked build houses as fragile as a spider’s web, as flimsy as a shelter made of branches.
19He goes to bed wealthy, but will do so no more. When he opens his eyes, it is all gone. 19The wicked go to bed rich but wake to find that all their wealth is gone.
20Terrors overwhelm him like a flood; at night a whirlwind carries him off. 20Terror overwhelms them like a flood, and they are blown away in the storms of the night.
21The east wind carries him away, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place. 21The east wind carries them away, and they are gone. It sweeps them away.
22It hurls itself against him without pity as he flees headlong from its power. 22It whirls down on them without mercy. They struggle to flee from its power.
23It claps its hands at him in derision and hisses him away from his place. 23But everyone jeers at them and mocks them.
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