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Job 27 Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)

27 ¶ Moreover, Job continued his parable and said,

As God lives, who has taken away my rights; and the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter,

that all the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils,

my lips shall not speak iniquity, nor my tongue utter deceit.

In no wise should I justify you; until I die I will not remove my integrity from me.

I hold fast to my righteousness and will not let it go; my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

¶ Let my enemy be as the wicked and my adversary as the unrighteous.

For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has stolen much, when God takes away his soul?

Will God hear his cry when the tribulation comes upon him?

10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? Will he always call upon God?

11 ¶ I will teach you what there is in the hand of God; I will not conceal that which is regarding the Almighty.

12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye so completely vain?

13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God and the heritage of the violent, which they shall receive of the Almighty.

14 If their sons are 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 their widows shall not weep.

16 Though he heaps up silver as the dust and prepares 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 built his house as a moth and as a booth that the keeper makes.

19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered; he shall open his eyes and not see anyone.

20 Terrors shall take hold on him as waters; a whirlwind shall carry him away in the night.

21 The east wind shall take him away, and he shall depart; the storm shall catch him up out of his place.

22 For God shall cast down on him and not spare; he would attempt to flee out of his hand.

23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and from his place they shall hiss at him.

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Job 27 New International Version (NIV)

Job’s Final Word to His Friends

27 And Job continued his discourse:

“As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice,
    the Almighty, who has made my life bitter,
as long as I have life within me,
    the breath of God in my nostrils,
my lips will not say anything wicked,
    and my tongue will not utter lies.
I will never admit you are in the right;
    till I die, I will not deny my integrity.
I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it;
    my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.

“May my enemy be like the wicked,
    my adversary like the unjust!
For what hope have the godless when they are cut off,
    when God takes away their life?
Does God listen to their cry
    when distress comes upon them?
10 Will they find delight in the Almighty?
    Will they call on God at all times?

11 “I will teach you about the power of God;
    the ways of the Almighty I will not conceal.
12 You have all seen this yourselves.
    Why then this meaningless talk?

13 “Here is the fate God allots to the wicked,
    the heritage a ruthless man receives from the Almighty:
14 However many his children, their fate is the sword;
    his offspring will never have enough to eat.
15 The plague will bury those who survive him,
    and their widows will not weep for them.
16 Though he heaps up silver like dust
    and clothes like piles of clay,
17 what he lays up the righteous will wear,
    and the innocent will divide his silver.
18 The house he builds is like a moth’s cocoon,
    like a hut made by a watchman.
19 He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more;
    when he opens his eyes, all is gone.
20 Terrors overtake him like a flood;
    a tempest snatches him away in the night.
21 The east wind carries him off, and he is gone;
    it sweeps him out of his place.
22 It hurls itself against him without mercy
    as he flees headlong from its power.
23 It claps its hands in derision
    and hisses him out of his place.”

New International Version (NIV)

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