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Job 27 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:1 - And Job took up his discourse again:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:2 - "As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter -
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:3 - for while my spirit is still in me, and the breath from God is in my nostrils,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:4 - my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will whisper no deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:5 - I will never declare that you three are in the right; until I die, I will not set aside my integrity!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:6 - I will maintain my righteousness and never let it go; my conscience will not reproach me for as long as I live.

The State of the Godless

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:7 - "May my enemy be like the wicked, my adversary like the unrighteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:8 - For what hope does the godless have when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:9 - Does God listen to his cry when distress overtakes him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:10 - Will he find delight in the Almighty? Will he call out to God at all times?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:11 - I will teach you about the power of God; What is on the Almighty's mind I will not conceal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:12 - If you yourselves have all seen this, Why in the world do you continue this meaningless talk?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:13 - This is the portion of the wicked man allotted by God, the inheritance that evildoers receive from the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:14 - If his children increase - it is for the sword! His offspring never have enough to eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:15 - Those who survive him are buried by the plague, and their widows do not mourn for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:16 - If he piles up silver like dust and stores up clothing like mounds of clay,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:17 - what he stores up a righteous man will wear, and an innocent man will inherit his silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:18 - The house he builds is as fragile as a moth's cocoon, like a hut that a watchman has made.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:19 - He goes to bed wealthy, but will do so no more. When he opens his eyes, it is all gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:20 - Terrors overwhelm him like a flood; at night a whirlwind carries him off.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:21 - The east wind carries him away, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:22 - It hurls itself against him without pity as he flees headlong from its power.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:23 - It claps its hands at him in derision and hisses him away from his place.

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

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