Job protesteth his sincerety.
Job 27:1 Also Joob addide, takynge his parable, and seide, Job 27:2 God lyueth, that hath take awey my doom, and Almyyti God, that hath brouyt my soule to bitternesse. Job 27:3 For as long as breeth is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nose thirlis, Job 27:4 my lippis schulen not speke wickidnesse, nether my tunge schal thenke a leesyng. Job 27:5 Fer be it fro me, that Y deme you iust; til Y faile, Y schal not go awei fro myn innocence. Job 27:6 Y schal not forsake my iustifiyng, which Y bigan to holde; for myn herte repreueth me not in al my lijf. Job 27:7 As my wickid enemy doth; myn aduersarie is as wickid.
The hypocrite is without hope.
Job 27:8 For what is the hope of an ypocrite, if he rauyschith gredili, and God delyuerith not his soule? Job 27:9 Whether God schal here the cry of hym, whanne angwisch schal come on hym? Job 27:10 ether whether he may delite in Almyyti God, and inwardli clepe God in al tyme?
The blessings which the wicked have are turned into curses.
Job 27:11 Y schal teche you bi the hond of God, what thingis Almyyti God hath; and Y schal not hide. Job 27:12 Lo! alle ye knowen, and what speken ye veyn thingis with out cause? Job 27:13 This is the part of a wickid man anentis God, and the eritage of violent men, ether rauenours, whiche thei schulen take of Almyyti God. Job 27:14 If hise children ben multiplied, thei schulen be slayn in swerd; and hise sones sones schulen not be fillid with breed. Job 27:15 Thei, that ben residue of hym, schulen be biried in perischyng; and the widewis of hym schulen not wepe. Job 27:16 If he gaderith togidere siluer as erthe, and makith redi clothis as cley; Job 27:17 sotheli he made redi, but a iust man schal be clothid in tho, and an innocent man schal departe the siluer. Job 27:18 As a mouyte he hath bildid his hous, and as a kepere he made a schadewyng place. Job 27:19 A riche man, whanne he schal die, schal bere no thing with hym; he schal opene hise iyen, and he schal fynde no thing. Job 27:20 Pouert as water schal take hym; and tempeste schal oppresse hym in the nyyt. Job 27:21 Brennynge wynd schal take hym, and schal do awei; and as a whirlewynd it schal rauysche hym fro his place. Job 27:22 He schal sende out turmentis on hym, and schal not spare; he fleynge schal fle fro his hond. Job 27:23 He schal streyne hise hondis on him, and he schal hisse on hym, and schal biholde his place.