Job Chapter Twenty Seven

1: Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

2: As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;

3: All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

4: My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

5: God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.

6: My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

7: :Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.

8: For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

9: Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?

10: Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?

11: I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.

12: Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?

13: This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.

14: If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

15: Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.

16: Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

17: He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

18: He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.

19: The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.

20: Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

21: The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.

22: For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.

23: Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.