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.

1MOREOVER Job a1continued his parable, and said,

1Heb. added to take up.

a Nu. 23.7; 24.3,15. Ps. 49.4; 78.2. Pr. 26.7.

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

2Heb. made my soul bitter, Ru. 1.20,21. 2Ki. 4.27. Ps. 88.16.


b 1Sa. 25.34. 2Sa. 2.27. Re. 10.6. Je. 4.2. c Is. 40.27. ch. 34.5.

3All the while my breath is in me, and 3the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

3That is, the breath which God gave him, Ge. 2.7. Is. 2.22.

4My dlips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

d Ps. 39.1; 141.3; 17.3. Zep. 3.13. Ja. 3.2.

5God forbid that I should ejustify you: till I die I fwill not remove mine integrity from me.

e De. 25.1. Pr. 17.15. f ch. 2.3,9; 13.15. 2Co. 1.12.

6My grighteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my hheart shall not reproach me 4so long as I live.

4Heb. from my days.

g ch. 2.3. Ps. 18.21-23. h Ac. 24.16. 2Co. 1.12. 1Jn. 3.20,21.

7Let imine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.

i 1Sa. 25.26. 2Sa. 18.32. Da. 4.19. ch. 42.7. Is. 55.7.

8For jwhat is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

j ch. 13.15,16; 8.13,14; 11.20. Mat. 16.26. Lu. 12.20. Is. 33.14.

9Will kGod hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?

k Pr. 1.28; 28.9. Is. 1.15. Eze. 8.18. Mi. 3.4. Ps. 18.41; 109.7; 66.18. Jn. 9.31. Ja. 4.3. ch. 35.12,13.

10Will lhe delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?

l Ps. 37.4; 78.34. Is. 58.2. Mat. 13.21.

11I mwill teach you 5by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.

5Or, being in the hand.

m ch. 4.3,4; 6.10. Ac. 20.20,27.

12Behold, all ye yourselves nhave seen it ; why then are ye thus oaltogether vain?

n Ec. 8.14; 9.1-3. o ch. 4; 5; 8; 11; 15; 18; 20; 22; 25.

13pThis is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.

p ch. 20.29; 31.3. Ps. 11.5,6. Is. 3.11. Ro. 2.8,9.

14qIf his children be multiplied, it is for rthe sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

q De. 28.32,41. Es. 9.10. Ho. 9.13,16. Ps. 109.10-12. Is. 14.20-22. 2Ki. 10.7,8. r Je. 15.2.

15sThose that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his twidows shall not weep.

s 1Ki. 14.10; 16.3; 21.21. Je. 22.18,30. t Ps. 78.64.

16Though he uheap up silver as the dust, and prepare *raiment as the clay;

*raiment-clothing, attire.

u Hab. 2.6. Lu. 12.18,19. 1Ki. 10.21,25,27. Ps. 39.6. ch. 22.24,25. Zec. 9.3.

17He may prepare it , but vthe just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

v Pr. 13.22; 28.8. Ec. 2.26. Ex. 12.35.

18He buildeth his house was a moth, and xas a booth that the keeper maketh.

w ch. 8.13-15. Is. 51.8. Mat. 7.26,27. x Is. 1.8; 38.12. La. 2.6.

19The rich man shall ylie down, but he shall not be zgathered: he aopeneth his eyes, and he is not.

y ch. 30.23. Ec. 12.7. Lu. 16.22,23. z Nu. 20.26. 2Ki. 22.20. Je. 8.2. Ps. 49.15,16. 1Ti. 6.7. Eze. 29.5. a Ps. 58.9; 73.18-20; 37.36.

20bTerrors take hold on him as cwaters, da tempest stealeth him away in the night.

b ch. 18.11. Is. 33.14. Am. 5.24. Ps. 42.7. c ch. 22.11. d Ps. 11.5,6. Lu. 12.20. Ex. 12.29. 2Ki. 19.35. Da. 5.30. ch. 34.20.

21eThe east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a fstorm hurleth him out of his place.

e Ho. 13.15. Ps. 90.7; 103.16. f Ps. 58.9.

22For God shall gcast upon him, and not spare: 6he would h*fain flee out of his hand.

6Heb. in fleeing he would flee.


g Ex. 9.14. De. 32.23. Nu. 35.22. ch. 16.13. h Ex. 14.25. Am. 2.14. Ju. 4.17.

23Men shall iclap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

i Eze. 25.6. La. 2.15. Re. 18.20. Na. 3.19. 1Ki. 9.8. Mi. 6.16. Je. 49.17.