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Job 27 (King James Version)

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1 Moreover Job continueda his parable, and said , 2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexedb my soul; 3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spiritc of God is in my nostrils; 4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. 5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me. 6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go : my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live. 7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous. 8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained , when God taketh away his soul? 9 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him? 10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God? 11 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal . 12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain ? 13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty. 14 If his children be multiplied , it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread. 15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep . 16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay; 17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on , and the innocent shall divide the silver. 18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh . 19 The rich man shall lie down , but he shall not be gathered : he openeth his eyes, and he is not. 20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night. 21 The east wind carrieth him away , and he departeth : and as a storm hurleth him out of his place. 22 For God shall cast upon him, and not spare : he would fain flee out of his hand. 23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
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