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Job 27

Job protesteth his sincerety.

Job 27:1 And Job again took up his parable, and said, Job 27:2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my right, And the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul: Job 27:3 (For my life is yet whole in me, And the spirit of God is in my nostrils); Job 27:4 Surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness, Neither shall my tongue utter deceit. Job 27:5 Far be it from me that I should justify you: Till I die I will not put away 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 let him that riseth up against me be as the unrighteous.

The hypocrite is without hope.

Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain, 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, And call upon God at all times?

The blessings which the wicked have are turned into curses.

Job 27:11 I will teach you concerning 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 become altogether vain? Job 27:13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, And the heritage of oppressors, which they receive from 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 make no lamentation. 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 the moth, And as a booth which the keeper maketh. Job 27:19 He lieth down rich, but he shall not be gathered [to his fathers]; He openeth his eyes, and he is not. Job 27:20 Terrors overtake him like waters; A tempest stealeth him away in the night. Job 27:21 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth; And it sweepeth him out of his place. Job 27:22 For [God] shall hurl at 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.

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