Job 27
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1Job continued speaking:1And Job again took up his discourse, and said:
2“I vow by the living God, who has taken away my rights, by the Almighty who has embittered my soul—2“As God lives, who has taken away my right, and the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter,
3As long as I live, while I have breath from God,3as long as my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils,
4my lips will speak no evil, and my tongue will speak no lies.4my lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit.
5I will never concede that you are right; I will defend my integrity until I die.5Far be it from me to say that you are right; till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
6I will maintain my innocence without wavering. My conscience is clear for as long as I live.6I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go; my heart does not reproach me for any of my days.
7“May my enemy be punished like the wicked, my adversary like those who do evil.7“Let my enemy be as the wicked, and let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.
8For what hope do the godless have when God cuts them off and takes away their life?8For what is the hope of the godless when God cuts him off, when God takes away his life?
9Will God listen to their cry when trouble comes upon them?9Will God hear his cry when distress comes upon him?
10Can they take delight in the Almighty? Can they call to God at any time?10Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call upon God at all times?
11I will teach you about God’s power. I will not conceal anything concerning the Almighty.11I will teach you concerning the hand of God; what is with the Almighty I will not conceal.
12But you have seen all this, yet you say all these useless things to me.12Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves; why then have you become altogether vain?
13“This is what the wicked will receive from God; this is their inheritance from the Almighty.13“This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage that oppressors receive from the Almighty:
14They may have many children, but the children will die in war or starve to death.14If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword, and his descendants have not enough bread.
15Those who survive will die of a plague, and not even their widows will mourn them.15Those who survive him the pestilence buries, and his widows do not weep.
16“Evil people may have piles of money and may store away mounds of clothing.16Though he heap up silver like dust, and pile up clothing like clay,
17But the righteous will wear that clothing, and the innocent will divide that money.17he may pile it up, but the righteous will wear it, and the innocent will divide the silver.
18The wicked build houses as fragile as a spider’s web, as flimsy as a shelter made of branches.18He builds his house like a moth’s, like a booth that a watchman makes.
19The wicked go to bed rich but wake to find that all their wealth is gone.19He goes to bed rich, but will do so no more; he opens his eyes, and his wealth is gone.
20Terror overwhelms them like a flood, and they are blown away in the storms of the night.20Terrors overtake him like a flood; in the night a whirlwind carries him off.
21The east wind carries them away, and they are gone. It sweeps them away.21The east wind lifts him up and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.
22It whirls down on them without mercy. They struggle to flee from its power.22It hurls at him without pity; he flees from its power in headlong flight.
23But everyone jeers at them and mocks them.23It claps its hands at him and hisses at him from its place.
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