Job protesteth his sincerety.
Job 27:1 Moreover, Job continued his parable, and said, Job 27:2 [As] God liveth, [who] hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty [who] hath afflicted my soul; Job 27:3 All the while my breath [is] in me, and the spirit of God [is] in my nostrils; Job 27:4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. Job 27:5 Far be it from me that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove my integrity from me. Job 27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach [me] so long as I live. Job 27:7 Let my enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
The hypocrite is without hope.
Job 27:8 For what [is] the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? Job 27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him? Job 27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
The blessings which the wicked have are turned into curses.
Job 27:11 I will teach you by the hand of God: [that] which [is] with the Almighty will I not conceal. Job 27:12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen [it]; why then are ye thus altogether vain? Job 27:13 This [is] the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, [which] they shall receive of the Almighty. Job 27:14 If his children are multiplied, [it is] for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread. Job 27:15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep. Job 27:16 Though he should heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay? Job 27:17 He may prepare [it], but the just shall put [it] on, and the innocent shall divide the silver. Job 27:18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth [that] the keeper maketh. Job 27:19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he [is] not. Job 27:20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night. Job 27:21 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place. Job 27:22 For [God] shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand. Job 27:23 [Men] shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.