Job 27
New American Standard Bible 1995New International Version
1Then Job continued his discourse and said,1And Job continued his discourse:
2"As God lives, who has taken away my right, And the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,2"As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter,
3For as long as life is in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils,3as long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils,
4My lips certainly will not speak unjustly, Nor will my tongue mutter deceit.4my lips will not say anything wicked, and my tongue will not utter lies.
5"Far be it from me that I should declare you right; Till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.5I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity.
6"I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go. My heart does not reproach any of my days.6I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.
7"May my enemy be as the wicked And my opponent as the unjust.7"May my enemy be like the wicked, my adversary like the unjust!
8"For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, When God requires his life?8For what hope have the godless when they are cut off, when God takes away their life?
9"Will God hear his cry When distress comes upon him?9Does God listen to their cry when distress comes upon them?
10"Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call on God at all times?10Will they find delight in the Almighty? Will they call on God at all times?
11"I will instruct you in the power of God; What is with the Almighty I will not conceal.11"I will teach you about the power of God; the ways of the Almighty I will not conceal.
12"Behold, all of you have seen it; Why then do you act foolishly?12You have all seen this yourselves. Why then this meaningless talk?
13"This is the portion of a wicked man from God, And the inheritance which tyrants receive from the Almighty.13"Here is the fate God allots to the wicked, the heritage a ruthless man receives from the Almighty:
14"Though his sons are many, they are destined for the sword; And his descendants will not be satisfied with bread.14However many his children, their fate is the sword; his offspring will never have enough to eat.
15"His survivors will be buried because of the plague, And their widows will not be able to weep.15The plague will bury those who survive him, and their widows will not weep for them.
16"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,16Though he heaps up silver like dust and clothes like piles of clay,
17He may prepare it, but the just will wear it And the innocent will divide the silver.17what he lays up the righteous will wear, and the innocent will divide his silver.
18"He has built his house like the spider's web, Or as a hut which the watchman has made.18The house he builds is like a moth's cocoon, like a hut made by a watchman.
19"He lies down rich, but never again; He opens his eyes, and it is no longer.19He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, all is gone.
20"Terrors overtake him like a flood; A tempest steals him away in the night.20Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest snatches 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 carries him off, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.
22"For it will hurl at him without sparing; He will surely try to flee from its power.22It hurls itself against him without mercy as he flees headlong from its power.
23"Men will clap their hands at him And will hiss him from his place.23It claps its hands in derision and hisses him out of his place."
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