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