JOB     |     CHAPTER 27

1     ¶ Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
2     As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
3     All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
4     My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
5     God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
6     My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
7     ¶ Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
8     For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
9     Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
10     Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
11     ¶ I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
12     Behold, 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 of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
14     If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
15     Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.
16     Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;
17     He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
18     He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.
19     The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.
20     Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
21     The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.
22     For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.
23     Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.



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