Job protesteth his sincerety.
Job 27:1 Iob also proceaded and wete forth in his communicacion, sayege: Job 27:2 As truly as God lyueth (which hath taken awaye my power fro me) & the Allmightie, that hath vexed my mynde: Job 27:3 My lippes shall talke of no vanite, and my tonge shal speake no disceate, Job 27:4 whyle my breth is in me, and as longe as the wynde (that God hath geuen me) is in my nostrels. Job 27:5 God forbydde, that I shulde graunte youre cause to be right. As for me, vntill myne ende come wil I neuer go fro myne innocency. Job 27:6 My rightuous dealynge wil I kepe fast, & not forsake it: For my conscience reproueth me not in all my conuersacion. Job 27:7 Therfore myne enemy shalbe founde as the vngodly, & he yt taketh parte agaynst me, as the vnrightuous.
The hypocrite is without hope.
Job 27:8 What hope hath ye Ypocrite, though he haue greate good, and though God geue him riches after his hertes desyre? Job 27:9 Doth God heare him the sooner, whe he crieth vnto him in his necessite? Job 27:10 Hath he soch pleasure & delyte in the Allmightie, that he darre allwaye call vpon God?
The blessings which the wicked have are turned into curses.
Job 27:11 I wil teach you in the name of God, & the thinge that I haue of ye Allmightie, wil I not kepe from you. Job 27:12 Beholde, ye stonde in yor owne conceate, as though ye knew all thinges. Wherfore then do ye go aboute wt soch vayne wordes, Job 27:13 sayege: This is the porcion that the wicked shall haue of God, & the heretage that Tyrauntes shal receaue of ye Allmightie. Job 27:14 Yf he get many childre, they shal perish wt the swearde, & his posterite shall haue scarcenesse of bred. Job 27:15 Loke whom he leaueth behinde him, they shal dye & be buried, & no man shall haue pite of his wyddowes. Job 27:16 Though he haue as moch money as the dust of the earth, & raymet as ready as the claye, Job 27:17 he maye well prepare it: but the godly shal put it vpon him, and the innocet shal deale out the money. Job 27:18 His house shal endure as the moth, & as a bothe that the watch man maketh. Job 27:19 When the rich man dyeth, he carieth nothinge with him: he is gone in ye twincklynge of an eye. Job 27:20 Destruccion taketh holde vpo him as a water floude, & ye tepest stealeth him awaye in the night season. Job 27:21 A vehement wynde carieth him hence, & departeth: a storme plucketh him out of his place. Job 27:22 It russheth in vpon him, and spareth him not, he maye not escape from the power therof. Job 27:23 Than clappe me their hodes at him, yee and ieast of him, whe they loke vpon his place.