27:1 And Job again took up his parable, and said,
27:2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my right, And the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul:
27:3 (For my life is yet whole in me, And the spirit of God is in my nostrils);
27:4 Surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness, Neither shall my tongue utter deceit.
27:5 Far be it from me that I should justify you: Till I die I will not put away mine integrity from me.
27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: My heart shall not reproach `me' so long as I live.
27:7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, And let him that riseth up against me be as the unrighteous.
27:8 For what is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain, When God taketh away his soul?
27:9 Will God hear his cry, When trouble cometh upon him?
27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty, And call upon God at all times?
27:11 I will teach you concerning the hand of God; That which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
27:12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; Why then are ye become altogether vain?
27:13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, And the heritage of oppressors, which they receive from the Almighty:
27:14 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword; And his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
27:15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death, And his widows shall make no lamentation.
27:16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, And prepare raiment as the clay;
27:17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, And the innocent shall divide the silver.
27:18 He buildeth his house as the moth, And as a booth which the keeper maketh.
27:19 He lieth down rich, but he shall not be gathered `to his fathers'; He openeth his eyes, and he is not.
27:20 Terrors overtake him like waters; A tempest stealeth him away in the night.
27:21 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth; And it sweepeth him out of his place.
27:22 For `God' shall hurl at him, and not spare: He would fain flee out of his hand.
27:23 Men shall clap their hands at him, And shall hiss him out of his place.