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Job 27 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Job Continues: I Will Maintain My Integrity

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:1 - And Job again took up his discourse, and said:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:2 - “As God lives, who has taken away my right,
and the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:3 - as long as my breath is in me,
and the spirit of God is in my nostrils,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:4 - my lips will not speak falsehood,
and my tongue will not utter deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:5 - Far be it from me to say that you are right;
till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:6 - I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go;
my heart does not reproach me for any of my days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:7 - “Let my enemy be as the wicked,
and let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:8 - For what is the hope of the godless when God cuts him off,
when God takes away his life?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:9 - Will God hear his cry
when distress comes upon him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:10 - Will he take delight in the Almighty?
Will he call upon God at all times?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:11 - I will teach you concerning the hand of God;
what is with the Almighty I will not conceal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:12 - Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves;
why then have you become altogether vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:13 - “This is the portion of a wicked man with God,
and the heritage that oppressors receive from the Almighty:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:14 - If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword,
and his descendants have not enough bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:15 - Those who survive him the pestilence buries,
and his widows do not weep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:16 - Though he heap up silver like dust,
and pile up clothing like clay,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:17 - he may pile it up, but the righteous will wear it,
and the innocent will divide the silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:18 - He builds his house like a moth’s,
like a booth that a watchman makes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:19 - He goes to bed rich, but will do so no more;
he opens his eyes, and his wealth is gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:20 - Terrors overtake him like a flood;
in the night a whirlwind carries him off.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:21 - The east wind lifts him up and he is gone;
it sweeps him out of his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:22 - It[fn] hurls at him without pity;
he flees from its[fn] power in headlong flight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:23 - It claps its hands at him
and hisses at him from its place.
ESV Footnotes
Or He (that is, God); also verse 23
Or his; also verse 23

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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For more information on this translation, see the ESV Preface.

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