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