Job 27
Berean Study BibleNew Living Translation
1Job continued his discourse:1Job continued speaking:
2“As surely as God lives, who has deprived me of justice—the Almighty, who has embittered my soul—2“I vow by the living God, who has taken away my rights, by the Almighty who has embittered my soul—
3as long as my breath is still within me and the breath of God remains in my nostrils,3As long as I live, while I have breath from God,
4my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will not utter deceit.4my lips will speak no evil, and my tongue will speak no lies.
5I will never say that you are right; I will maintain my integrity until I die.5I will never concede that you are right; I will defend my integrity until I die.
6I will cling to my righteousness and never let go. As long as I live, my conscience will not accuse me.6I will maintain my innocence without wavering. My conscience is clear for as long as I live.
7May my enemy be like the wicked and my opponent like the unjust.7“May my enemy be punished like the wicked, my adversary like those who do evil.
8For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?8For what hope do the godless have when God cuts them off and takes away their life?
9Will God hear his cry when distress comes upon him?9Will God listen to their cry when trouble comes upon them?
10Will he delight in the Almighty? Will he call upon God at all times?10Can they take delight in the Almighty? Can they call to God at any time?
11I will instruct you in the power of God. I will not conceal the ways of the Almighty.11I will teach you about God’s power. I will not conceal anything concerning the Almighty.
12Surely all of you have seen it for yourselves. Why then do you keep up this empty talk?12But you have seen all this, yet you say all these useless things to me.
13This is the wicked man’s portion from God—the heritage the ruthless receive from the Almighty.13“This is what the wicked will receive from God; this is their inheritance from the Almighty.
14Though his sons are many, they are destined for the sword; and his offspring will never have enough food.14They may have many children, but the children will die in war or starve to death.
15His survivors will be buried by the plague, and their widows will not weep for them.15Those who survive will die of a plague, and not even their widows will mourn them.
16Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up a wardrobe like clay,16“Evil people may have piles of money and may store away mounds of clothing.
17what he lays up, the righteous will wear, and his silver will be divided by the innocent.17But the righteous will wear that clothing, and the innocent will divide that money.
18The house he built is like a moth’s cocoon, like a hut set up by a watchman.18The wicked build houses as fragile as a spider’s web, as flimsy as a shelter made of branches.
19He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, all is gone.19The wicked go to bed rich but wake to find that all their wealth is gone.
20Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest sweeps him away in the night.20Terror overwhelms them like a flood, and they are blown away in the storms of the night.
21The east wind carries him away, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.21The east wind carries them away, and they are gone. It sweeps them away.
22It hurls itself against him without mercy as he flees headlong from its power.22It whirls down on them without mercy. They struggle to flee from its power.
23It claps its hands at him and hisses him out of his place.23But everyone jeers at them and mocks them.
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