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Job 31 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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I made a covenant with mine eyes;
How then should I look upon a virgin?

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For what is the portion from God above,
And the heritage from the Almighty on high?

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Is it not calamity to the unrighteous,
And disaster to the workers of iniquity?

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Doth not he see my ways,
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If I have walked with falsehood,
And my foot hath hasted to deceit

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(Let me be weighed in an even balance,
That God may know mine integrity);

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If my step hath turned out of the way,
And my heart walked after mine eyes,
And if any spot hath cleaved to my hands:

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Then let me sow, and let another eat;
Yea, let the produce of my field be rooted out.

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If my heart hath been enticed unto a woman,
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Then let my wife grind unto another,
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For that were a heinous crime;
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For it is a fire that consumeth unto Destruction,
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If I have despised the cause of my man-servant or of my maid-servant,
When they contended with me;

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What then shall I do when God riseth up?
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Did not he that made me in the womb make him?
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If I have withheld the poor from their desire,
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Or have eaten my morsel alone,
And the fatherless hath not eaten thereof

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(Nay, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father,
And her have I guided from my mother’s womb);

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If I have seen any perish for want of clothing,
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If his loins have not blessed me,
And if he hath not been warmed with the fleece of my sheep;

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If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless,
Because I saw my help in the gate:

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Then let my shoulder fall from the shoulder-blade,
And mine arm be broken from the bone.

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For calamity from God is a terror to me,
And by reason of his majesty I can do nothing.

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If I have made gold my hope,
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If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great,
And because my hand had gotten much;

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If I have beheld the sun when it shined,
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And my heart hath been secretly enticed,
And my mouth hath kissed my hand:

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This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judges;
For I should have denied the God that is above.

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If I have rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me,
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(Yea, I have not suffered by mouth to sin
By asking his life with a curse);

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If the men of my tent have not said,
Who can find one that hath not been filled with his meat?

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(The sojourner hath not lodged in the street;
But I have opened my doors to the traveller);

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If like Adam I have covered my transgressions,
By hiding mine iniquity in my bosom,

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Because I feared the great multitude,
And the contempt of families terrified me,
So that I kept silence, and went not out of the door—

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Oh that I had one to hear me!
(Lo, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me)
And that I had the indictment which mine adversary hath written!

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Surely I would carry it upon my shoulder;
I would bind it unto me as a crown:

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I would declare unto him the number of my steps;
As a prince would I go near unto him.

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If my land crieth out against me,
And the furrows thereof weep together;

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If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money,
Or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:

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Let thistles grow instead of wheat,
And cockle instead of barley.
The words of Job are ended.
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