Job protesteth his sincerety.
Job 27:1 And Iob proceeded and went foorth in his parable, saying, Job 27:2 As God lyueth whiche hath taken away my iudgement, and the almightie that hath vexed my minde: Job 27:3 Whyle my breath is in me, and the winde that God hath geuen me is in my nostrels, Job 27:4 My lippes shall talke of no vanitie, and my tongue shall speake no disceite. Job 27:5 God forbyd that I should graunt your cause to be right: As for me, vntill myne end come will I neuer go fro myne innocentie. Job 27:6 My righteous dealing kepe I fast, which I will not forsake: my heart shal not reproue me of my dayes. Job 27:7 Therfore myne enemie shalbe founde as the vngodly, and he that taketh part against me, as the vnrighteous.
The hypocrite is without hope.
Job 27:8 For what hope hath the hypocrite though he haue great good, if God take away his soule? Job 27:9 Will God heare his crye, when trouble commeth vpon him? Job 27:10 Hath he such pleasure and delite in the almightie, that he dare alway call vpon God?
The blessings which the wicked have are turned into curses.
Job 27:11 I wil teache you in the name of God, and the thing of the almightie will I not kepe from you. Job 27:12 Behold, all ye your selues haue seene it, why then do ye thus vanishe in vanitie? Job 27:13 Saying: This is the portion that the wicked haue of God, and the heritage that tyrauntes shall receaue of the almightie. Job 27:14 If he get many children, they shall perishe with the sworde, and his posteritie shall haue scarcenesse of bread. Job 27:15 His remnaunt shalbe 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 well prepare it, but the godly shall put it on, and the innocent shall deale out the money. Job 27:18 He buyldeth his house as the moth, & as a booth that the watchman maketh. Job 27:19 When the riche man sleepeth, he shall not be gathered [to his fathers,] they opened their eyes, and he was gone. Job 27:20 Terrour taketh holde vpon hym as a water fludde, and the tempest stealeth him away in the night season. Job 27:21 A vehement east winde caryeth him hence, and he departeth: a storme hurleth him out of his place. Job 27:22 God shal cast vpon him, and not spare, though he woulde fayne flee out of his hande. Job 27:23 Then clap men their handes at hym, and hisse at him out of his place.