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Job 31 :: King James Version (KJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:1 - I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:2 - For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:3 - Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:4 - Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:5 - If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:6 - Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:7 - If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:8 - Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:9 - If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour's door;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:10 - Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:11 - For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:12 - For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:13 - If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:14 - What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:15 - Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:16 - If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:17 - Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:18 - (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:19 - If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:20 - If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:21 - If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:22 - Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:23 - For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:24 - If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:25 - If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:26 - If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:27 - And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:28 - This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:29 - If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:30 - Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:31 - If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:32 - The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:33 - If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:34 - Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:35 - Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:36 - Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:37 - I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:38 - If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:39 - If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:40 - Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.

The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769.
Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. Within the United Kingdom, the rights to the KJV are vested in the Crown.

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


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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