then let my shoulder be wrenched out of place! Let my arm be torn from its socket!
That would be better than facing the judgment sent by God. For if the majesty of God opposes me, what hope is there?"
"Have I put my trust in money or felt secure because of my gold?
Does my happiness depend on my wealth and all that I own?
Have I looked at the sun shining in the skies, or the moon walking down its silver pathway,
and been secretly enticed in my heart to worship them?
If so, I should be punished by the judges, for it would mean I had denied the God of heaven."
"Have I ever rejoiced when my enemies came to ruin or become excited when harm came their way?
No, I have never cursed anyone or asked for revenge.
My servants have never let others go hungry.
I have never turned away a stranger but have opened my doors to everyone.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)