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Job 27

   

Job Affirms His Righteousness

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Job 27:1   Then Job continued his discourse and said,
   
Job 27:2   "As God lives, who has taken away my right, And the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,
   
Job 27:3   For as long as life is in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils,
   
Job 27:4   My lips certainly will not speak unjustly, Nor will my tongue mutter deceit.
   
Job 27:5   "Far be it from me that I should declare you right; Till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
   
Job 27:6   "I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go. My heart does not reproach any of my days.
     
   

The State of the Godless

   
Job 27:7   "May my enemy be as the wicked And my opponent as the unjust.
   
Job 27:8   "For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, When God requires his life?
   
Job 27:9   "Will God hear his cry When distress comes upon him?
   
Job 27:10   "Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call on God at all times?
   
Job 27:11   "I will instruct you in the power of God; What is with the Almighty I will not conceal.
   
Job 27:12   "Behold, all of you have seen it; Why then do you act foolishly?
   
Job 27:13   "This is the portion of a wicked man from God, And the inheritance which tyrants receive from the Almighty.
   
Job 27:14   "Though his sons are many, they are destined for the sword; And his descendants will not be satisfied with bread.
   
Job 27:15   "His survivors will be buried because of the plague, And their widows will not be able to weep.
   
Job 27:16   "Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,
   
Job 27:17   He may prepare it, but the just will wear it And the innocent will divide the silver.
   
Job 27:18   "He has built his house like the spider's web, Or as a hut which the watchman has made.
   
Job 27:19   "He lies down rich, but never again; He opens his eyes, and it is no longer.
   
Job 27:20   "Terrors overtake him like a flood; A tempest steals him away in the night.
   
Job 27:21   "The east wind carries him away, and he is gone, For it whirls him away from his place.
   
Job 27:22   "For it will hurl at him without sparing; He will surely try to flee from its power.
   
Job 27:23   "Men will clap their hands at him And will hiss him from his place.
     
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