Job 27
New American Standard Bible 1995King James Bible
1Then Job continued his discourse and said,1Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
2"As God lives, who has taken away my right, And the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,2As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
3For as long as life is in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils,3All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
4My lips certainly will not speak unjustly, Nor will my tongue mutter deceit.4My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
5"Far be it from me that I should declare you right; Till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.5God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
6"I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go. My heart does not reproach any of my days.6My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
7"May my enemy be as the wicked And my opponent as the unjust.7Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
8"For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, When God requires his life?8For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
9"Will God hear his cry When distress comes upon him?9Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
10"Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call on God at all times?10Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
11"I will instruct you in the power of God; What is with the Almighty I will not conceal.11I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
12"Behold, all of you have seen it; Why then do you act foolishly?12Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?
13"This is the portion of a wicked man from God, And the inheritance which tyrants receive from the Almighty.13This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
14"Though his sons are many, they are destined for the sword; And his descendants will not be satisfied with bread.14If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
15"His survivors will be buried because of the plague, And their widows will not be able to weep.15Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.
16"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,16Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;
17He may prepare it, but the just will wear it And the innocent will divide the silver.17He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
18"He has built his house like the spider's web, Or as a hut which the watchman has made.18He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.
19"He lies down rich, but never again; He opens his eyes, and it is no longer.19The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.
20"Terrors overtake him like a flood; A tempest steals him away in the night.20Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
21"The east wind carries him away, and he is gone, For it whirls him away from his place.21The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.
22"For it will hurl at him without sparing; He will surely try to flee from its power.22For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.
23"Men will clap their hands at him And will hiss him from his place.23Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
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