Job protesteth his sincerety.
Job 27:1 Moreouer Iob continued his parable, and sayd, Job 27:2 [As] God liueth, [who] hath taken away my iudgment, and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soule; Job 27:3 All the while my breath [is] in mee, and the spirit of God [is] in my nostrils; Job 27:4 My lips shall not speake wickednesse, nor my tongue vtter deceit. Job 27:5 God forbid that I should iustifie you: till I die, I will not remoue my integritie from me. Job 27:6 My righteousnesse I hold fast, and will not let it goe: my heart shall not reproach [me] so long as I liue. Job 27:7 Let mine enemie be as the wicked, and he that riseth vp against me, as the vnrighteous.
The hypocrite is without hope.
Job 27:8 For what [is] the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soule? Job 27:9 Will God heare his cry, when trouble commeth vpon him? Job 27:10 Will he delight himselfe in the Almightie? will hee alwayes call vpon God?
The blessings which the wicked have are turned into curses.
Job 27:11 I will teach you by the hand of God: [that] which [is] with the Almightie, will I not conceale. Job 27:12 Behold, all ye your selues haue seene [it], why then are yee thus altogether vaine? Job 27:13 This [is] the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressours [which] they shall receiue of the Almightie. Job 27:14 If his children be multiplied, [it is] for the sword: and his offpring shall not be satisfied with bread. Job 27:15 Those that remaine of him shall bee buried in death: and his widowes shall not weepe. Job 27:16 Though he heape vp siluer as the dust, and prepare rayment as the clay: Job 27:17 He may prepare [it], but the iust shall put it on, and the innocent shall diuide the siluer. 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 downe, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he [is] not: Job 27:20 Terrours take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night. Job 27:21 The East winde carieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storme hurleth him out of his place. Job 27:22 For [God] shall cast vpon him, and not spare: hee would faine flee out of his hand. Job 27:23 Men shall clap their handes at him, and shall hisse him out of his place.