27:1 Moreover, Job continued his parable, and said,
27:2 [As] God liveth, [who] hath taken away my judgment; and the
Almighty [who] hath afflicted my soul;
27:3 All the while my breath [is] in me, and the spirit of God
[is] in my nostrils;
27:4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter
27:5 Far be it from me that I should justify you: till I die I
will not remove my integrity from me.
27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my
heart shall not reproach [me] so long as I live.
27:7 Let my enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up
against me as the unrighteous.
27:8 For what [is] the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath
gained, when God taketh away his soul?
27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always
call upon God?
27:11 I will teach you by the hand of God: [that] which [is]
with the Almighty will I not conceal.
27:12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen [it]; why then are ye
thus altogether vain?
27:13 This [is] the portion of a wicked man with God, and the
heritage of oppressors, [which] they shall receive of the
27:14 If his children are multiplied, [it is] for the sword: and
his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
27:15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his
widows shall not weep.
27:16 Though he should heap up silver as the dust, and prepare
raiment as the clay?
27:17 He may prepare [it], but the just shall put [it] on, and
the innocent shall divide the silver.
27:18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth [that] the
27:19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered:
he openeth his eyes, and he [is] not.
27:20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him
away in the night.
27:21 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as
a storm hurleth him out of his place.
27:22 For [God] shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would
fain flee out of his hand.
27:23 [Men] shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him
out of his place.