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Chapter
Job 27

Book of Job - Chapter 27

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 shall not speak unrighteousness, neither shall 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 shall not reproach me so long as I live.

Job 27:7

"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. That which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.

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 shall not be satisfied with bread.

Job 27:15

Those who remain of him shall be buried in death. His widows shall 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 shall put it on, and the innocent shall 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 shall 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 shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.