Job maketh a solemn protestation of his integrity in several duties.
Job 31:1 I made a couenant with mine eyes: why then should I thinke on a mayde? Job 31:2 For what portion should I haue of God from aboue? and what inheritance of the Almightie from on hie? Job 31:3 Is not destruction to the wicked & strange punishment to the workers of iniquitie? Job 31:4 Doeth not he beholde my wayes and tell all my steps? Job 31:5 If I haue walked in vanitie, or if my foote hath made haste to deceite, Job 31:6 Let God weigh me in the iust balance, and he shal know mine vprightnes. Job 31:7 If my steppe hath turned out of the way, or mine heart hath walked after mine eye, or if any blot hath cleaued to mine handes, Job 31:8 Let me sowe, & let another eate: yea, let my plantes be rooted out. Job 31:9 If mine heart hath bene deceiued by a woman, or if I haue layde wayte at the doore of my neighbour, Job 31:10 Let my wife grinde vnto another man, and let other men bow downe vpon her: Job 31:11 For this is a wickednes, and iniquitie to bee condemned: Job 31:12 Yea, this is a fire that shal deuoure to destructio, & which shal roote out al mine increase, Job 31:13 If I did contemne the iudgement of my seruant, and of my mayde, when they did contend with me, Job 31:14 What then shal I do when God standeth vp? & when he shal visit me, what shal I answere? Job 31:15 He that hath made me in the wombe, hath he not made him? hath not he alone facioned vs in the wombe? Job 31:16 If I restrained the poore of their desire, or haue caused the eyes of the widow to faile, Job 31:17 Or haue eaten my morsels alone, and the fatherles hath not eaten thereof, Job 31:18 (For from my youth hee hath growen vp with me as with a father, and from my mothers wombe I haue bene a guide vnto her) Job 31:19 If I haue seene any perish for want of clothing, or any poore without couering, Job 31:20 If his loynes haue not blessed me, because he was warmed with the fleece of my sheepe, Job 31:21 If I haue lift vp mine hande against the fatherlesse, when I saw that I might helpe him in the gate, Job 31:22 Let mine arme fal from my shoulder, & mine arme be broken from the bone. Job 31:23 For Gods punishment was fearefull vnto me, & I could not be deliuered from his highnes. Job 31:24 If I made gold mine hope, or haue sayd to the wedge of golde, Thou art my confidence, Job 31:25 If I reioyced because my substance was great, or because mine hand had gotten much, Job 31:26 If I did behold the sunne, when it shined, or the moone, walking in her brightnes, Job 31:27 If mine heart did flatter me in secrete, or if my mouth did kisse mine hand, Job 31:28 (This also had bene an iniquitie to be condemned: for I had denied the God aboue) Job 31:29 If I reioyced at his destruction that hated me, or was mooued to ioye when euill came vpon him, Job 31:30 Neither haue I suffred my mouth to sinne, by wishing a curse vnto his soule. Job 31:31 Did not the men of my Tabernacle say, Who shall giue vs of his flesh? we can not bee satisfied. Job 31:32 The stranger did not lodge in the streete, but I opened my doores vnto him, that went by the way. Job 31:33 If I haue hid my sinne, as Adam, concealing mine iniquitie in my bosome, Job 31:34 Though I could haue made afraid a great multitude, yet the most contemptible of the families did feare me: so I kept silence, and went not out of the doore. Job 31:35 Oh that I had some to heare me! beholde my signe that the Almightie will witnesse for me: though mine aduersary should write a booke against me, Job 31:36 Woulde not I take it vpon my shoulder, and binde it as a crowne vnto me? Job 31:37 I will tell him the nomber of my goings, and goe vnto him as to a prince. Job 31:38 If my lande cry against me, or the furrowes thereof complayne together, Job 31:39 If I haue eaten the fruites thereof without siluer: or if I haue grieued the soules of the masters thereof, Job 31:40 Let thistles growe in steade of wheate, and cockle in the stead of Barley. THE WORDES OF IOB ARE ENDED.