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Job 27 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Job’s Final Word to His Friends

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:1 - And Job continued his discourse:
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 - as long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:4 - my lips will not say anything wicked, and my tongue will not utter lies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:5 - I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:6 - I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:7 - “May my enemy be like the wicked, my adversary like the unjust!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:8 - For what hope have the godless when they are cut off, when God takes away their life?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:9 - Does God listen to their cry when distress comes upon them?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:10 - Will they find delight in the Almighty? Will they call on God at all times?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:11 - “I will teach you about the power of God; the ways of the Almighty I will not conceal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:12 - You have all seen this yourselves. Why then this meaningless talk?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:13 - “Here is the fate God allots to the wicked, the heritage a ruthless man receives from the Almighty:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:14 - However many his children, their fate is the sword; his offspring will never have enough to eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:15 - The plague will bury those who survive him, and their widows will not weep for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:16 - Though he heaps up silver like dust and clothes like piles of clay,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:17 - what he lays up the righteous will wear, and the innocent will divide his silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:18 - The house he builds is like a moth’s cocoon, like a hut made by a watchman.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:19 - He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, all is gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:20 - Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest snatches him away in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:21 - The east wind carries him off, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:22 - It hurls itself against him without mercy as he flees headlong from its power.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:23 - It claps its hands in derision and hisses him out of his place.”

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