Job Chapter 27

1Job protesteth his sincerity, and resolution to assert his innocence to the last, 8seeing that the hypocrite is without hope: 11he admitteth that even the blessings which the wicked possess are sometimes turned into curses.
1 Moreover Job 1acontinued his parable, and said,
2 as 1God liveth, who 2hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath avexed my soul;
3 All the while my breath is in me, and athe spirit of God is in my nostrils;
4 My 1lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
5 God forbid that I should 1justify you: till I die I 2will not remove mine integrity from me.
6 My 1righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my 2heart shall not reproach me aso long as I live.
7 Let 1mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
8 For 1what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
9 Will 1God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
10 Will 1he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
11 I 1will teach you aby the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
12 Behold, all ye yourselves 1have seen it; why then are ye thus 2altogether vain?
13 1This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
14 1If his children be multiplied, it is for 2the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
15 1Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his 2widows shall not weep.
16 Though he 1heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;
17 He may prepare it, but 1the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
18 He buildeth his house 1as a moth, and 2as a booth that the keeper maketh.
19 The rich man shall 1lie down, but he shall not be 2gathered: he 3openeth his eyes, and he is not.
20 1Terrors take hold on him as 2waters, 3a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
21 1The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a 2storm hurleth him out of his place.
22 For God shall 1cast upon him, and not spare: ahe would 2fain flee out of his hand.
23 men shall 1clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.