Job, Chapter 27

27:1 And Job again took up his parable, and said,
27:2 As God lives, who has taken away my right, And the Almighty, who has vexed my soul
27:3 (For my life is yet whole in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils);
27:4 Surely my lips will not speak unrighteousness, Neither will my tongue utter deceit.
27:5 Far be it from me that I should justify you+: Until I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: My heart will not reproach [me] so long as I live.
27:7 Let my enemy be as the wicked, And let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.
27:8 For what is the hope of the godless, though he gets himself gain, When God takes away his soul?
27:9 Will God hear his cry, When trouble comes on him?
27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty, And call on God at all times?
27:11 I will teach you+ concerning the hand of God; That which is with the Almighty I will not conceal.
27:12 Look, all you+ yourselves have seen it; Why then have you+ become altogether vain?
27:13 This is the portion of [the] wicked man with God, And the heritage of oppressors, which they receive from the Almighty:
27:14 If his sons are multiplied, it is for the sword; And his offspring will not be satisfied with bread.
27:15 Those who remain of him will be buried in death, And his widows will make no lamentation.
27:16 Though he heaps up silver as the dust, And prepares raiment as the clay;
27:17 He may prepare it, but the just will put it on, And the innocent will divide the silver.
27:18 He builds his house as the moth, And as a booth which the keeper makes.
27:19 He lies down rich, but he will not be gathered [to his fathers]; He opens his eyes, and he is not.
27:20 Terrors overtake him like waters; A tempest steals him away in the night.
27:21 The east wind carries him away, and he departs; And it sweeps him out of his place.
27:22 For [God] will hurl at him, and not spare: He would fain flee out of his hand.
27:23 Men will clap their hands at him, And will hiss him out of his place.

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