Job protesteth his sincerety.
Job 27:1 And Iob proceaded & went forth in his communicacyon, saying: Job 27:2 As truly as God liueth (which hath taken away my power from me) and the almighty, that hath vexed my mynd. Job 27:3 My lippes shall talke of no vanite, and my tonge shall speake no disceyte 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 forbidde, that I should graunt your cause to be ryght. As for me, vntil mine ende come, will I neuer go from mine innocencye. Job 27:6 My ryghteous dealinge kepe I fast, whiche I wyll not forsake: my hert shall not reproue me of my dayes. Job 27:7 Therfore myne enemye shalbe founde as the vngodly, and he that taketh parte against me, as the vnrighteous.
The hypocrite is without hope.
Job 27:8 What hope hath þe ypocrite, though he haue greate good, and though God geue him ryches after his hertes desire? Job 27:9 Doeth God hear him the soner, when he crieth vnto him in his necessite? Job 27:10 Hath he suche pleasure and delyte in the Almighty, that he darre alway cal vpon God?
The blessings which the wicked have are turned into curses.
Job 27:11 I wyl teache you in the name of God? and the thinge that I haue of the Almightye will I not kepe from you. Job 27:12 Beholde, ye stand in youre owne conceate, as though ye knewe all thinges. Wherfore then do ye go aboute with suche vaine wordes, Job 27:13 saying: This is the porcion that the wicked shall haue of God, and the heretage that Tirauntes shall receyue of the almighty. Job 27:14 Yf he get many chyldren, they shal perishe with the swearde, and hys posterite, shal haue scarcenesse of bread. Job 27:15 Loke whom he leaueth behind him, they shall dye & be buried, and no man shall haue pite of hys wyddowes. Job 27:16 Though he haue as muche money as the dust of the earthe, and raymente as ready as the claie, Job 27:17 he maye wel prepare it: but the godly shall put it vpon him, & the innocent shall deale oute the money. Job 27:18 His house shall endure as the moth, and as a bothe that the watcheman maketh. Job 27:19 When the ryche man dyeth, he caried nothing with him: he is gone in the twinckelynge of an eye. Job 27:20 Destruccyon taketh holde vpon him as a water floud, and the tempest stealeth hym awaie in the nyghte season. Job 27:21 A vehemente wynde caried him hence and departeth: a storme plucketh hym oute of his place. Job 27:22 It russheth in vpon hym, and spareth him not, he maye not escape from the power thereof. Job 27:23 Then clappe men their handes at him, yea and yeast of him, when they loke vpon his place.