THE BOOK OF
Job 27 ©
Job defends his innocence against his friends, v. 1, etc. Demonstrates that he is no wicked hypocrite, 8. He does confess and grant that the wicked are likewise punished here now and then, which he had never denied, 11, etc.
MOREOVER Job 1continued his 2parable, and said,
As God liveth, 3who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath 4vexed my soul;
All the while my 5breath is in me, and the 6spirit of God is in my nostrils;
My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue 7utter deceit.
8God forbid that I should 9justify you: 10till I die I will not remove 11mine integrity from me.
My 12righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart 13shall not reproach me 14so long as I live.
Let mine enemy 15be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
Fora what is the hope of the 16hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God 17taketh away his soul?
Willb God hear 18his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
I will teach you 19by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
Behold, all ye yourselves 20have seen it; why then are ye thus 21altogether 22vain?
Thisc23is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
If 24his children be multiplied, itd is 25for the sword: and his 26offspring shall not be satisfied 27with bread.
Those 28that remain of him shall be buried 29in death: and hise widows shall 30not weep.
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;
He may prepare it, butf the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
31He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the 32keeper maketh.
Theg rich man shall 33lie down, but he shall not be 34gathered: he 35openeth his eyes, and he is not.
Terrorsh take hold on him 36as waters, 37a tempest stealeth him away 38in the night.
The 39east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him 40out of his place.
For God shall 41cast upon 42him, and not spare: he would 43faini flee out of his hand.
44Men shall clap their 45hands at him, and shall hiss 46him out of 47his place.