Job 27
Berean Study BibleInternational Standard Version
1Job continued his discourse:1Job continued with his discussion and said:
2“As surely as God lives, who has deprived me of justice—the Almighty, who has embittered my soul—2"The living God has withheld justice from me; the Almighty has made my life bitter.
3as long as my breath is still within me and the breath of God remains in my nostrils,3As long as I can breathe; as long as God's breath is in my nostrils,
4my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will not utter deceit.4I won't speak lies nor will I utter deceit.
5I will never say that you are right; I will maintain my integrity until I die.5Far be it from me to admit that you're right! I intend to maintain my integrity even if it kills me!
6I will cling to my righteousness and never let go. As long as I live, my conscience will not accuse me.6I'll retain my righteousness and not compromise it; my conscience won't rebuke me at any time.
7May my enemy be like the wicked and my opponent like the unjust.7"May my enemy be like the wicked; my adversary like the unjust.
8For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?8For where is the hope of the godless when he is eliminated; when God takes away his life?
9Will God hear his cry when distress comes upon him?9Will God hear his cry when distress overtakes him?
10Will he delight in the Almighty? Will he call upon God at all times?10Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call on God at all times?"
11I will instruct you in the power of God. I will not conceal the ways of the Almighty.11"I'll teach you about the power of God, that which is with the Almighty I won't conceal.
12Surely all of you have seen it for yourselves. Why then do you keep up this empty talk?12Look! All of you have been watching, so why have you become so completely worthless?
13This is the wicked man’s portion from God—the heritage the ruthless receive from the Almighty.13"This is what a wicked person inherits from God, and what the ruthless will receive from the Almighty:
14Though his sons are many, they are destined for the sword; and his offspring will never have enough food.14If he has many children, their destiny is to die by the sword, and his descendants won't have enough food.
15His survivors will be buried by the plague, and their widows will not weep for them.15Those who do survive him disease will bury, and his widow won't even weep.
16Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up a wardrobe like clay,16"Though he hoards silver like dust, and stores away garments like clay,
17what he lays up, the righteous will wear, and his silver will be divided by the innocent.17whatever he stores up, the righteous will wear, and the innocent will inherit that silver!
18The house he built is like a moth’s cocoon, like a hut set up by a watchman.18"He has built his house like a moth's cocoon, like a temporary sunshade that a watchman makes.
19He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, all is gone.19He will go to bed wealthy, but won't be doing that anymore! When he opens his eyes, it will be gone!
20Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest sweeps him away in the night.20Terror will overtake him like a flood, at night, a tornado will sweep him away.
21The east wind carries him away, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.21He'll be swept up by a storm wind and carried away; he'll be whirled away from his place.
22It hurls itself against him without mercy as he flees headlong from its power.22It will toss him around without pity. He'll try to break free from its grip,
23It claps its hands at him and hisses him out of his place.23but it will clap its hands over him, hissing at him as it lunges toward him."
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