Job 27
New American Standard Bible 1995New Living Translation
1Then Job continued his discourse and said,1Job continued speaking:
2"As God lives, who has taken away my right, And 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—
3For as long as life is in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils,3As long as I live, while I have breath from God,
4My lips certainly will not speak unjustly, Nor will my tongue mutter deceit.4my lips will speak no evil, and my tongue will speak no 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 concede that you are right; I will defend my integrity until I die.
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 without wavering. My conscience is clear for as long as I live.
7"May my enemy be as the wicked And my opponent as the unjust.7“May my enemy be punished like the wicked, my adversary like those who do evil.
8"For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, When God requires his life?8For what hope do the godless have when God cuts them off and takes away their life?
9"Will God hear his cry When distress comes upon him?9Will God listen to their cry when trouble comes upon them?
10"Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call on God at all times?10Can they take delight in the Almighty? Can they call to God at any time?
11"I will instruct you in the power of God; What is with the Almighty I will not conceal.11I will teach you about God’s power. I will not conceal anything concerning the Almighty.
12"Behold, all of you have seen it; Why then do you act foolishly?12But you have seen all this, yet you say all these useless things to me.
13"This is the portion of a wicked man from God, And the inheritance which tyrants receive from the Almighty.13“This is what the wicked will receive from God; this is their inheritance from the Almighty.
14"Though his sons are many, they are destined for the sword; And his descendants will not be satisfied with bread.14They may have many children, but the children will die in war or starve to death.
15"His survivors will be buried because of the plague, And their widows will not be able to weep.15Those who survive will die of a plague, and not even their widows will mourn them.
16"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,16“Evil people may have piles of money and may store away mounds of clothing.
17He may prepare it, but the just will wear it And the innocent will divide the silver.17But the righteous will wear that clothing, and the innocent will divide that money.
18"He has built his house like the spider's web, Or as a hut which the watchman has made.18The wicked build houses as fragile as a spider’s web, as flimsy as a shelter made of branches.
19"He lies down rich, but never again; He opens his eyes, and it is no longer.19The wicked go to bed rich but wake to find that all their wealth is gone.
20"Terrors overtake him like a flood; A tempest steals him away in the night.20Terror overwhelms them like a flood, and they are blown away in the storms of 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 them away, and they are gone. It sweeps them away.
22"For it will hurl at him without sparing; He will surely try to flee from its power.22It whirls down on them without mercy. They struggle to flee from its power.
23"Men will clap their hands at him And will hiss him from his place.23But everyone jeers at them and mocks them.
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