Then Jobacontinued his 1discourse and said,
"As Godlives, 2who has takenaway my right, And the Almighty, 3who has embittered my soul,
For as long as blife is in me, And the c4breath of God is in my nostrils,
My lipscertainly will not speakunjustly, Nor will 5my tonguemutterdeceit.
5"Far be it from me that I should declare you right; Till I die6I will not putaway my integrity from me.
"I 7holdfast my righteousness and will not let it go. My heart does not reproachany of my days.
"May my enemy be as the wicked And dmy opponent as the unjust.
"For what is 8the hope of the godlessewhen he is cutoff, WhenGodrequires9his flife?
"Will God10hear his cryWhen11distresscomes upon him?
"Will he take12delight in the Almighty? Will he call on God at alltimes?
"I will instruct you in the gpower of God; What is with the Almighty I will not conceal.
12"Behold, all of you have seen it; Whythen do you hactfoolishly?
13"This is 13the portion of a wickedman from God, And the inheritance which 14tyrantsreceive from the Almighty.
14"Though his sons are many, ithey are destined 15for the sword; And his 16descendants will not be satisfied with bread.
"His survivors will be buried because of the plague, And jtheir 17widows will not be able to weep.
16"Though he piles up silver like dust And preparesgarments as plentiful as the clay,
He may prepare it, 18but the just will wear it And the innocent will divide the silver.
"He has built his 19house like the kspider's web, Or as a hut which the watchman has made.
"He liesdownrich, but neverlagain; He opens his eyes, and 20it is nolonger.
"21Terrorsovertake him like a flood; A tempeststeals him away22in the night.
"The east23windcarries him away, and he is gone, For it whirls him 24away from his place.
"For it will hurl at him 25withoutsparing; He will surely try to 26flee from its mpower.
"Men will clap their hands at him And will 27hiss him from his place.