The Book of Job (WEB)
27: 1Job again took up his parable, and said,
27:2"As God lives, who has taken away my right,
The Almighty, who has made my soul bitter.
27:3(For the length of my life is still in me,
And the spirit of God is in my nostrils);
27:4Surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness,
Neither shall my tongue utter deceit.
27:5Far be it from me that I should justify you.
Until I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
27:6I hold fast to my righteousness, and will not let it go.
My heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
27:7"Let my enemy be as the wicked,
Let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.
27:8For what is the hope of the godless, when he is cut off,
When God takes away his life?
27:9Will God hear his cry,
When trouble comes on him?
27:10Will he delight himself in the Almighty,
And call on God at all times?
27:11I will teach you about the hand of God.
That which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
27:12Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves;
Why then have you become altogether vain?
27:13"This is the portion of a wicked man with God,
The heritage of oppressors, which they receive from the Almighty.
27:14If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword.
His offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
27:15Those who remain of him shall be buried in death.
His widows shall make no lamentation.
27:16Though he heap up silver as the dust,
And prepare clothing as the clay;
27:17He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on,
And the innocent shall divide the silver.
27:18He builds his house as the moth,
As a booth which the watchman makes.
27:19He lies down rich, but he shall not do so again.
He opens his eyes, and he is not.
27:20Terrors overtake him like waters;
A tempest steals him away in the night.
27:21The east wind carries him away, and he departs;
It sweeps him out of his place.
27:22For it hurls at him, and does not spare,
As he flees away from his hand.
27:23Men shall clap their hands at him,
And shall hiss him out of his place.
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