Job 27

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And Job again took up his discourse, and said: (Nu 23:7; Job 29:1) “As God lives, who has taken away my right, and the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter, (Ru 1:20; 2Ki 4:27; Job 34:5) as long as my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils, (Ge 2:7; Job 33:4) my lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit. (Job 13:7) Far be it from me to say that you are right; till I die I will not put away my integrity from me. (Job 2:3; Job 2:9; Job 13:15) I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go; my heart does not reproach me for any of my days. (Job 2:3; Ac 23:1; Ac 24:16; 1Co 4:4) “Let my enemy be as the wicked, and let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous. For what is the hope of the godless when God cuts him off, when God takes away his life? (Job 8:13; Mt 16:26; Lu 12:20) Will God hear his cry when distress comes upon him? (Job 35:12; Ps 18:41; Ps 66:18; Pr 1:28; Pr 15:29; Isa 1:15; Jer 11:11; Jer 14:12; Eze 8:18; Mic 3:4; Zec 7:13) 10 Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call upon God at all times? (Job 22:26) 11 I will teach you concerning the hand of God; what is with the Almighty I will not conceal. (Job 10:13; Job 23:14) 12 Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves; why then have you become altogether vain? 13 “This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage that oppressors receive from the Almighty: (Job 6:23; Job 15:20; Job 18:21; Job 20:29; Job 31:2) 14 If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword, and his descendants have not enough bread. (De 28:41; Jer 15:2; Ho 9:13; Ho 9:16) 15 Those who survive him the pestilence buries, and his widows do not weep. (Ps 78:64) 16 Though he heap up silver like dust, and pile up clothing like clay, (Zec 9:3) 17 he may pile it up, but the righteous will wear it, and the innocent will divide the silver. (Pr 13:22; Ec 2:26) 18 He builds his house like a moth’s, like a booth that a watchman makes. (Job 8:14; So 1:6; So 8:11; Isa 1:8) 19 He goes to bed rich, but will do so no more; he opens his eyes, and his wealth is gone. (Job 24:24; Jer 8:2; Eze 29:5) 20 Terrors overtake him like a flood; in the night a whirlwind carries him off. (Job 18:11; Job 22:11; Job 34:20; Job 34:25; Job 36:20) 21 The east wind lifts him up and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place. (Job 8:18; Job 30:22) 22 It[1] hurls at him without pity; he flees from its[2] power in headlong flight. (Job 16:13) 23 It claps its hands at him and hisses at him from its place. (2Ch 29:8; Jer 49:17; La 2:15; Eze 25:6; Eze 27:36; Na 3:19; Zep 2:15)