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Job 27 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Job Affirms His Righteousness

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:1 - 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 embittered my soul,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:3 - For as long as [fn]life is in me,
And the [fn]breath of God is in my nostrils,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:4 - My lips certainly will not speak unjustly,
Nor will my tongue mutter deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:5 - “Far be it from me that I should declare you right;
Until I die, I will not [fn]give up my integrity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:6 - “I have kept hold of my righteousness and will not let it go.
My heart does not rebuke any of my days.

The State of the Godless

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:7 - “May my enemy be as the wicked,
And [fn]my opponent as the criminal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:8 - “For what is the hope of the godless when he makes an end of life,
When God requires his [fn]life?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:9 - “Will God hear his cry
When distress comes upon him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:10 - “Or will he take pleasure in the Almighty?
Will he call on God at all times?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:11 - “I will instruct you in the [fn]power of God;
What is with the Almighty I will not conceal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:12 - “Behold, all of you have seen it;
Why then do you talk of nothing?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:13 - “This is the portion of a wicked person from God,
And the inheritance which tyrants receive from the Almighty:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:14 - Though his sons are many, [fn]they are destined for the sword;
And his descendants will not be satisfied with bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:15 - “His survivors will be buried because of the plague,
And [fn]their widows will not be able to weep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:16 - “Though he piles up silver like dust,
And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:17 - He may prepare it, but the righteous will wear it
And the innocent will divide the silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:18 - “He has built his house like the [fn]spider’s web,
Or a hut which the watchman has made.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:19 - “He lies down rich, but never [fn]again;
He opens his eyes, and it no longer exists.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:20 - “Terrors overtake him like a flood;
A storm steals him away in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:21 - “The east wind carries him away, and he is gone;
For it sweeps him away from his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:22 - “For it will hurl at him without mercy;
He will certainly try to flee from its [fn]power.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:23 - People will [fn]clap their hands at him,
And will whistle at him from their places.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit breath
Or spirit
Lit remove from me
Lit one who rises up against me
Or soul
Lit hand
Lit the sword is for them
As in ancient versions; Heb his
As in ancient versions; Heb moth
As in ancient versions; Heb will be gathered
Lit hand
I.e., mock and ridicule him

New American Standard Bible 2020
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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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