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Job 31:1–23

31 “I have made a covenant with my eyes;

Why then should I 1look upon a ayoung woman?

2 For what is the ballotment of God from above,

And the inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

3 Is it not destruction for the wicked,

And disaster for the workers of iniquity?

4 cDoes He not see my ways,

And count all my steps?

5 “If I have walked with falsehood,

Or if my foot has hastened to deceit,

6 2Let me be weighed on honest scales,

That God may know my dintegrity.

7 If my step has turned from the way,

Or emy heart walked after my eyes,

Or if any spot adheres to my hands,

8 Then flet me sow, and another eat;

Yes, let my harvest be 3rooted out.

9 “If my heart has been enticed by a woman,

Or if I have lurked at my neighbor’s door,

10 Then let my wife grind for ganother,

And let others bow down over her.

11 For that would be wickedness;

Yes, hit would be iniquity deserving of judgment.

12 For that would be a fire that consumes to destruction,

And would root out all my increase.

13 “If I have idespised the cause of my male or female servant

When they complained against me,

14 What then shall I do when jGod rises up?

When He punishes, how shall I answer Him?

15 kDid not He who made me in the womb make them?

Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?

16 “If I have kept the poor from their desire,

Or caused the eyes of the widow to lfail,

17 Or eaten my morsel by myself,

So that the fatherless could not eat of it

18 (But from my youth I reared him as a father,

And from my mother’s womb I guided 4the widow);

19 If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing,

Or any poor man without covering;

20 If his 5heart has not mblessed me,

And if he was not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;

21 If I have raised my hand nagainst the fatherless,

When I saw I had help in the gate;

22 Then let my arm fall from my shoulder,

Let my arm be torn from the socket.

23 For odestruction from God is a terror to me,

And because of His magnificence I cannot endure.

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