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Job 27 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Job continued his discourse, saying:

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As God lives, who has deprived me of justice,

and the Almighty who has made me bitter,

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as long as my breath is still in me

and the breath from God remains in my nostrils,

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my lips will not speak unjustly,

and my tongue will not utter deceit.

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I will never affirm that you are right.

I will maintain my integrity[fn] until I die.

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I will cling to my righteousness and never let it go.

My conscience will not accuse me as long as I live!

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May my enemy be like the wicked

and my opponent like the unjust.

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For what hope does the godless person have when he is cut off,

when God takes away his life?

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Will God hear his cry

when distress comes on him?

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Will he delight in the Almighty?

Will he call on God at all times?

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I will teach you about God’s power.

I will not conceal what the Almighty has planned.[fn]

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All of you have seen this for yourselves,

why do you keep up this empty talk?

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This is a wicked man’s lot from God,

the inheritance the ruthless receive from the Almighty.

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Even if his children increase, they are destined for the sword;

his descendants will never have enough food.

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Those who survive him will be buried by the plague,

yet their widows will not weep for them.

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Though he piles up silver like dust

and heaps up fine clothing like clay —

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he may heap it up, but the righteous will wear it,

and the innocent will divide up his silver.

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The house he built is like a moth’s cocoon

or a shelter set up by a watchman.

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He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more;

when he opens his eyes, it is gone.

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Terrors overtake him like a flood;

a storm wind sweeps him away at night.

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An east wind picks him up, and he is gone;

it carries him away from his place.

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It blasts at him without mercy,

while he flees desperately from its force.

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It claps its hands at him

and scoffs at him from its place.

CSB Footnotes
Lit will not remove my integrity from me
Lit what is with the Almighty

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