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Job 27

MSG 1 Having waited for Zophar, Job now resumed his defense: NIV 1 And Job continued his discourse: MSG 2 "God-Alive! He's denied me justice! God Almighty! He's ruined my life! NIV 2 "As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made me taste bitterness of soul, MSG 3 But for as long as I draw breath, and for as long as God breathes life into me, NIV 3 as long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils, MSG 4 I refuse to say one word that isn't true. I refuse to confess to any charge that's false. NIV 4 my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will utter no deceit. MSG 5 There is no way I'll ever agree to your accusations. I'll not deny my integrity even if it costs me my life. NIV 5 I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity. MSG 6 I'm holding fast to my integrity and not loosening my grip - and, believe me, I'll never regret it. NIV 6 I will maintain my righteousness and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live. MSG 7 "Let my enemy be exposed as wicked! Let my adversary be proven guilty! NIV 7 "May my enemies be like the wicked, my adversaries like the unjust! MSG 8 What hope do people without God have when life is cut short? when God puts an end to life? NIV 8 For what hope has the godless when he is cut off, when God takes away his life? MSG 9 Do you think God will listen to their cry for help when disaster hits? NIV 9 Does God listen to his cry when distress comes upon him? MSG 10 What interest have they ever shown in the Almighty? Have they ever been known to pray before? NIV 10 Will he find delight in the Almighty? Will he call upon God at all times? MSG 11 "I've given you a clear account of God in action, suppressed nothing regarding God Almighty. NIV 11 "I will teach you about the power of God; the ways of the Almighty I will not conceal. MSG 12 The evidence is right before you. You can all see it for yourselves, so why do you keep talking nonsense? NIV 12 You have all seen this yourselves. Why then this meaningless talk? MSG 13 "I'll quote your own words back to you: "'This is how God treats the wicked, this is what evil people can expect from God Almighty: NIV 13 "Here is the fate God allots to the wicked, the heritage a ruthless man receives from the Almighty: MSG 14 Their children - all of them - will die violent deaths; they'll never have enough bread to put on the table. NIV 14 However many his children, their fate is the sword; his offspring will never have enough to eat. MSG 15 They'll be wiped out by the plague, and none of the widows will shed a tear when they're gone. NIV 15 The plague will bury those who survive him, and their widows will not weep for them. MSG 16 Even if they make a lot of money and are resplendent in the latest fashions, NIV 16 Though he heaps up silver like dust and clothes like piles of clay, MSG 17 It's the good who will end up wearing the clothes and the decent who will divide up the money. NIV 17 what he lays up the righteous will wear, and the innocent will divide his silver. MSG 18 They build elaborate houses that won't survive a single winter. NIV 18 The house he builds is like a moth's cocoon, like a hut made by a watchman. MSG 19 They go to bed wealthy and wake up poor. NIV 19 He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, all is gone. MSG 20 Terrors pour in on them like flash floods - a tornado snatches them away in the middle of the night, NIV 20 Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest snatches him away in the night. MSG 21 A cyclone sweeps them up - gone! Not a trace of them left, not even a footprint. NIV 21 The east wind carries him off, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place. MSG 22 Catastrophes relentlessly pursue them; they run this way and that, but there's no place to hide - NIV 22 It hurls itself against him without mercy as he flees headlong from its power. MSG 23 Pummeled by the weather, blown to kingdom come by the storm.' NIV 23 It claps its hands in derision and hisses him out of his place.