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Job 27 (asv)

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27:1And Job again took up his parable, and said,

27:2As God liveth, who hath taken away my right,

And the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul:

27:3(For my life is yet whole 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:

Till I die I will not put away mine integrity from me.

27:6My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go:

My heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

27:7Let mine enemy be as the wicked,

And let him that riseth up against me be as the unrighteous. \\ \\

27:8For what is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain,

When God taketh away his soul?

27:9Will God hear his cry,

When trouble cometh upon him?

27:10Will he delight himself in the Almighty,

And call upon God at all times?

27:11I will teach you concerning the hand of God;

That which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.

27:12Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it;

Why then are ye become altogether vain? \\ \\

27:13This is the portion of a wicked man with God,

And the heritage of oppressors, which they receive from the Almighty:

27:14If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword;

And his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

27:15Those that remain of him shall be buried in death,

And his widows shall make no lamentation.

27:16Though he heap up silver as the dust,

And prepare raiment as the clay;

27:17He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on,

And the innocent shall divide the silver.

27:18He buildeth his house as the moth,

And as a booth which the keeper maketh.

27:19He lieth down rich, but he shall not be gathered to his fathers;

He openeth his eyes, and he is not.

27:20Terrors overtake him like waters;

A tempest stealeth him away in the night.

27:21The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth;

And it sweepeth him out of his place.

27:22For God shall hurl at him, and not spare:

He would fain flee out of his hand.

27:23Men shall clap their hands at him,

And shall hiss him out of his place.


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Following Entry: Job 28