Job 27

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  • 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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