Job

Job 27 ©

1Job protesteth his sincerity, and resolution to assert his innocence to the last, 8seeing that the hypocrite is without hope: 11he admitteth that even the blessings which the wicked possess are sometimes turned into curses.

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MOREOVER Job a1continued his parable, and said,

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As bGod liveth, who chath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath 2*vexed my soul;

c Is. 40.27. ch. 34.5.
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All the while my breath is in me, and 3the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

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My dlips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

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God forbid that I should ejustify you: till I die I fwill not remove mine integrity from me.

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My grighteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my hheart shall not reproach me 4so long as I live.

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Let imine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.

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For jwhat is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

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Will kGod hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?

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Will lhe delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?

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I mwill teach you 5by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.

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Behold, all ye yourselves nhave seen it; why then are ye thus oaltogether vain?

o ch. 4; 5; 8; 11; 15; 18; 20; 22; 25.
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pThis is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.

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qIf his children be multiplied, it is for rthe sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

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sThose that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his twidows shall not weep.

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Though he uheap up silver as the dust, and prepare *raiment as the clay;

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He may prepare it, but vthe just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

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He buildeth his house was a moth, and xas a booth that the keeper maketh.

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The rich man shall ylie down, but he shall not be zgathered: he aopeneth his eyes, and he is not.

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bTerrors take hold on him as cwaters, da tempest stealeth him away in the night.

c ch. 22.11.
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eThe east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a fstorm hurleth him out of his place.

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For God shall gcast upon him, and not spare: 6he would h*fain flee out of his hand.

g Ex. 9.14. De. 32.23. Nu. 35.22. ch. 16.13.
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Men shall iclap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.