Job protesteth his sincerety.
Job 27:1 And Iob proceaded & went forth in hys communicacyon, sayeng: Job 27:2 As truly as God lyueth (which hath taken awaye my iudgement) and the Almightie, that hath vexed my mynde: Job 27:3 My lyppes shal talke of no vanyte, and my tonge shall speake no dysceate, 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 forbid, that I shulde graunte youre cause to be ryght. As for me, vntyil myne ende come wyll I neuer goo fro myne innocency. Job 27:6 My ryghtwes dealynge kepe I fast, which I wyll not forsake: my hert shall not reproue me of my dayes. Job 27:7 Therfore, myne enemy shalbe founde as the vngodly, and he that taketh parte agaynst me, as þe vnryghteous.
The hypocrite is without hope.
Job 27:8 For what hope hath the ypocryte though he haue greate good, and though God geue him riches after his hertes desyre? Job 27:9 Doth God heare him the soner, when he crieth vnto him in hys necessite? Job 27:10 Hath he soch pleasure and delyte in þe Almightye, that he darre alwaye call vpon God?
The blessings which the wicked have are turned into curses.
Job 27:11 I wyll teach you in the name of God, and the thinge that I haue of the Almyghtie, will I not kepe from you, Job 27:12 Beholde, ye stande in youre awne conceate, as though ye knewe all thynges. Wherfore then do ye go aboute with soch vayne wordes, Job 27:13 sayenge. This is the porcion that the wycked shall haue of God, and the heretage that Tyrauntes shall receaue of þe Almyghtie. Job 27:14 If he get many children, they shall perish with the swerde, and his posterite shall haue scarcenesse of bred. Job 27:15 Loke whom he leaueth behinde him, they shall dye and be buried, and no man shall haue pitye of hys wyddowes. Job 27:16 Though he haue as moch money as the dust of the earth, and rayment as ready as the claye, Job 27:17 he maye well prepare it: but the godly shall put it vpon hym, and the innocent shall deale out the money. Job 27:18 His house shall endure as the moth, and as a boothe that the watch man maketh. Job 27:19 When the ryche man dyeth, he carieth nothynge with him: he is gone in the twyncklinge of an eye and hath nothynge. Job 27:20 Destruccion taketh holde vpon him as a water floude, & the tempest stealeth him awaye in the nyght season. Job 27:21 A vehement east winde caryeth hym hence, and departeth, a storme plucketh hym oute of his place. Job 27:22 It russheth in vpon him, and spareth hym not, he maye not escape from þe power therof. Job 27:23 Then clappe men their handes at him, yee, & ieast of hym when they loke vpon his place.