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Job 31 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I've made a covenant with my eyes; how could I look at a virgin? 1 "I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl.
2 What is God's portion for me from above, the Almighty's inheritance from on high? 2 For what is man's lot from God above, his heritage from the Almighty on high?
3 Isn't it disaster for the wicked, destruction for workers of iniquity? 3 Is it not ruin for the wicked, disaster for those who do wrong?
4 Doesn't he see my ways, count all my steps? 4 Does he not see my ways and count my every step?
5 If I have walked with frauds or my feet have hurried to deceit, 5 "If I have walked in falsehood or my foot has hurried after deceit--
6 let him weigh me on accurate scales; let God know my integrity. 6 let God weigh me in honest scales and he will know that I am blameless--
7 If my step has turned from the way, if my heart has followed my eyes or a blemish has clung to my hands, 7 if my steps have turned from the path, if my heart has been led by my eyes, or if my hands have been defiled,
8 then let me sow and another reap; let my offspring be uprooted. 8 then may others eat what I have sown, and may my crops be uprooted.
9 If my heart has been drawn to a woman and I have lurked at my neighbor's door, 9 "If my heart has been enticed by a woman, or if I have lurked at my neighbor's door,
10 then may my wife grind for another and others kneel over her; 10 then may my wife grind another man's grain, and may other men sleep with her.
11 for that's a crime; it's a punishable offense; 11 For that would have been shameful, a sin to be judged.
12 indeed, it's a fire that consumes to the underworld, uprooting all my harvest. 12 It is a fire that burns to Destruction; it would have uprooted my harvest.
13 If I've rejected the just cause of my male or female servant when they contended with me, 13 "If I have denied justice to my menservants and maidservants when they had a grievance against me,
14 what could I do when God rises; when he requires an account, what could I answer? 14 what will I do when God confronts me? What will I answer when called to account?
15 Didn't the one who made me in the belly make them; didn't the same one fashion us in the womb? 15 Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?
16 If I have denied what the poor wanted, made a widow's eyes tired, 16 "If I have denied the desires of the poor or let the eyes of the widow grow weary,
17 eaten my morsel alone, and not shared any with an orphan 17 if I have kept my bread to myself, not sharing it with the fatherless--
18 (for from my youth I raised the orphan as a father, and from my mother's womb I led the widow); 18 but from my youth I reared him as would a father, and from my birth I guided the widow--
19 if I ever saw someone dying without clothes, the needy naked; 19 if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing, or a needy man without a garment,
20 if they haven't blessed me fervently, or if they weren't warmed by the wool from my sheep; 20 and his heart did not bless me for warming him with the fleece from my sheep,
21 if I have lifted my hand against the orphans, when I saw that I had help in the city gate— 21 if I have raised my hand against the fatherless, knowing that I had influence in court,
22 may my arm fall from my shoulder, my forearm be broken at the elbow— 22 then let my arm fall from the shoulder, let it be broken off at the joint.
23 for God's calamity is terror to me; I couldn't endure his splendor. 23 For I dreaded destruction from God, and for fear of his splendor I could not do such things.
24 If I've made gold my trust, said to fine gold: "My security!" 24 "If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security,'
25 if I've rejoiced because my wealth was great, when my hand found plenty; 25 if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained,
26 if I've looked at the sun when it shone, the moon, splendid as it moved; 26 if I have regarded the sun in its radiance or the moon moving in splendor,
27 and my mind has been secretly enticed, and threw a kiss with my hand, 27 so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand offered them a kiss of homage,
28 that also is a punishable offense, because I would then be disloyal to God above. 28 then these also would be sins to be judged, for I would have been unfaithful to God on high.
29 If I have rejoiced over my foes' ruin or was excited when evil found them, 29 "If I have rejoiced at my enemy's misfortune or gloated over the trouble that came to him--
30 I didn't let my mouth sin by asking for their life with a curse. 30 I have not allowed my mouth to sin by invoking a curse against his life--
31 Surely those in my tent never said: "Who has been filled by Job's food?" 31 if the men of my household have never said, 'Who has not had his fill of Job's meat?'--
32 A stranger didn't spend the night in the street; I opened my doors to the road. 32 but no stranger had to spend the night in the street, for my door was always open to the traveler--
33 If I have hidden my transgressions like Adam, concealing my offenses inside me 33 if I have concealed my sin as men do, by hiding my guilt in my heart
34 because I feared the large crowd; the clan's contempt frightened me; I was quiet and didn't venture outside. 34 because I so feared the crowd and so dreaded the contempt of the clans that I kept silent and would not go outside--
35 Oh, that I had someone to hear me! Here's my signature; let the Almighty respond, and let my accuser write an indictment. 35 ("Oh, that I had someone to hear me! I sign now my defense--let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser put his indictment in writing.
36 Surely I would bear it on my shoulder, tie it around me like a wreath. 36 Surely I would wear it on my shoulder, I would put it on like a crown.
37 I would give him an account of my steps, approach him like a prince. 37 I would give him an account of my every step; like a prince I would approach him.)--
38 If my land has cried out against me, its rows wept together; 38 "if my land cries out against me and all its furrows are wet with tears,
39 if I have eaten its yield without payment and caused its owners grief, 39 if I have devoured its yield without payment or broken the spirit of its tenants,
40 may briars grow instead of wheat, poisonous weeds instead of barley. Job's words are complete. 40 then let briers come up instead of wheat and weeds instead of barley." The words of Job are ended.