Chapter 27 :: Job
Job 27:1 - Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
Job 27:2 - As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
Job 27:3 - All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
Job 27:4 - My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
Job 27:5 - God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
Job 27:6 - My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
Job 27:7 - Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
Job 27:8 - For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
Job 27:9 - Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
Job 27:10 - Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
Job 27:11 - I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
Job 27:12 - Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?
Job 27:13 - This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
Job 27:14 - If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
Job 27:15 - Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.
Job 27:16 - Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment 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 buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.
Job 27:19 - The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.
Job 27:20 - Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
Job 27:21 - The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.
Job 27:22 - For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.
Job 27:23 - Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.