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Job 27:1 ←
Job again took up his parable, and said,
Job 27:2 ←
“As God lives, who has taken away my right, the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter
Job 27:3 ←
(for the length of my life is still in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils);
Job 27:4 ←
surely my lips will not speak unrighteousness, neither will my tongue utter deceit.
Job 27:5 ←
Far be it from me that I should justify you. Until I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
Job 27:6 ←
I hold fast to my righteousness, and will not let it go. My heart will not reproach me so long as I live.
“Let my enemy be as the wicked. Let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.
Job 27:8 ←
For what is the hope of the godless, when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
Job 27:9 ←
Will God hear his cry when trouble comes on him?
Job 27:10 ←
Will he delight himself in the Almighty, and call on God at all times?
Job 27:11 ←
I will teach you about the hand of God. I will not conceal that which is with the Almighty.
Job 27:12 ←
Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves; why then have you become altogether vain?
Job 27:13 ←
“This is the portion of a wicked man with God, the heritage of oppressors, which they receive from the Almighty.
Job 27:14 ←
If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword. His offspring will not be satisfied with bread.
Job 27:15 ←
Those who remain of him will be buried in death. His widows will make no lamentation.
Job 27:16 ←
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;
Job 27:17 ←
he may prepare it, but the just will put it on, and the innocent will divide the silver.
Job 27:18 ←
He builds his house as the moth, as a booth which the watchman makes.
Job 27:19 ←
He lies down rich, but he will not do so again. He opens his eyes, and he is not.
Job 27:20 ←
Terrors overtake him like waters. A storm steals him away in the night.
Job 27:21 ←
The east wind carries him away, and he departs. It sweeps him out of his place.
Job 27:22 ←
For it hurls at him, and does not spare, as he flees away from his hand.
Job 27:23 ←
Men will clap their hands at him, and will hiss him out of his place.