Job protesteth his sincerety.
Job 27:1 Moreouer Iob proceeded and continued his parable, saying, Job 27:2 The liuing God hath taken away my iudgement: for the Almightie hath put my soule in bitternesse. Job 27:3 Yet so long as my breath is in me, and the Spirit of God in my nostrels, Job 27:4 My lips surely shall speake no wickednesse, and my tongue shall vtter no deceite. Job 27:5 God forbid, that I should iustifie you: vntill I dye, I will neuer take away mine innocencie from my selfe. Job 27:6 I will keepe my righteousnesse, and wil not forsake it: mine heart shall not reprooue me of my dayes. Job 27:7 Mine enemie shal be as the wicked, and he that riseth against me, as the vnrighteous.
The hypocrite is without hope.
Job 27:8 For what hope hath the hypocrite when he hath heaped vp riches, if God take away his soule? Job 27:9 Will God heare his cry, when trouble commeth vpon him? Job 27:10 Will he set his delight on the Almightie? will he call vpon God at all times?
The blessings which the wicked have are turned into curses.
Job 27:11 I will teache you what is in the hande of God, and I wil not conceale that which is with the Almightie. Job 27:12 Beholde, all ye your selues haue seene it: why then doe you thus vanish in vanitie? Job 27:13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of tyrants, which they shal receiue of the Almightie. Job 27:14 If his children be in great nomber, the sworde shall destroy them, and his posteritie shall not be satisfied with bread. Job 27:15 His remnant shall be buried in death, and his widowes shall not weepe. Job 27:16 Though he shoulde 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 deuide the siluer. Job 27:18 He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a lodge that the watchman maketh. Job 27:19 When the rich man sleepeth, he shal not be gathered to his fathers: they opened their eyes, and he was gone. Job 27:20 Terrours shal take him as waters, & a tempest shall cary him away by night. Job 27:21 The East winde shall take him away, & he shal depart: & it shal hurle him out of his place. Job 27:22 And God shal cast vpon him and not spare, though he would faine flee out of his hand. Job 27:23 Euery man shall clap their hands at him, & hisse at him out of their place.