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Job 27 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

New International Reader's Version (NIRV) New International Version (NIV)
1 Job continued to speak. He said, 1 And Job continued his discourse:
2 "God hasn't treated me fairly. The Mighty One has made my spirit bitter. You can be sure that God lives. And here's something else you can be sure of. 2 "As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made me taste bitterness of soul,
3 As long as I have life and God gives me breath, 3 as long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils,
4 my mouth won't say evil things. My lips won't tell lies. 4 my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will utter no deceit.
5 I'll never admit you people are right. Until I die, I'll say I'm telling the truth. 5 I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity.
6 I'll continue to say I'm right. I'll never let go of that. I won't blame myself as long as I live. 6 I will maintain my righteousness and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.
7 "May my enemies suffer like sinful people! May my attackers be punished like those who aren't fair! 7 "May my enemies be like the wicked, my adversaries like the unjust!
8 What hope do ungodly people have when their lives are cut off? What hope do they have when God takes away their lives? 8 For what hope has the godless when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
9 God won't listen to their cry when trouble comes on them. 9 Does God listen to his cry when distress comes upon him?
10 They won't take delight in the Mighty One. They'll never call out to God. 10 Will he find delight in the Almighty? Will he call upon God at all times?
11 "I'll teach all of you about God's power. I won't hide the things the Mighty One does. 11 "I will teach you about the power of God; the ways of the Almighty I will not conceal.
12 You have seen those things yourselves. So why do you continue your useless talk? 12 You have all seen this yourselves. Why then this meaningless talk?
13 "Here's what God does to sinful people. Here's what those who are mean receive from the Mighty One. 13 "Here is the fate God allots to the wicked, the heritage a ruthless man receives from the Almighty:
14 All of their children will be killed with swords. They'll never have enough to eat. 14 However many his children, their fate is the sword; his offspring will never have enough to eat.
15 A plague will kill those who are left alive. The widows of sinful men won't even sob over their own children. 15 The plague will bury those who survive him, and their widows will not weep for them.
16 Sinners might store up silver like dust and clothes like piles of clay. 16 Though he heaps up silver like dust and clothes like piles of clay,
17 But people who do what is right will wear those clothes. People who haven't done anything wrong will divide up that silver. 17 what he lays up the righteous will wear, and the innocent will divide his silver.
18 The house an evil person builds is like a moth's cocoon. It's like a hut that's made by someone on guard duty. 18 The house he builds is like a moth's cocoon, like a hut made by a watchman.
19 Sinful people lie down wealthy, but their wealth is taken away. When they open their eyes, everything is gone. 19 He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, all is gone.
20 Terrors sweep over them like a flood. A storm takes them away during the night. 20 Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest snatches him away in the night.
21 The east wind carries them off, and they are gone. It sweeps them out of their houses. 21 The east wind carries him off, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.
22 It blows against them without mercy. They try to escape from its power. 22 It hurls itself against him without mercy as he flees headlong from its power.
23 It claps its hands and makes fun of them. It hisses them out of their houses. 23 It claps its hands in derision and hisses him out of his place.