Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search ESV
Your Bible Version is the ESV
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
The Blue Letter Bible

Job 27 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Listen to the Bible

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.

See detailed copyright information.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search ESV

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search ESV

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization