27 Moreover Job continued his discourse, and said:
2 “As God lives, awho has taken away my justice,
And the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter,
And the breath of God in my nostrils,
Nor my tongue utter deceit.
That I should say you are right;
Till I die bI will not put away my integrity from me.
6 My righteousness I chold fast, and will not let it go;
And he who rises up against me like the unrighteous.
8 eFor what is the hope of the hypocrite,
Though he may gain much,
If God takes away his life?
9 fWill God hear his cry
When trouble comes upon him?
10 gWill he delight himself in the Almighty?
Will he always call on God?
11 “I will teach you 2about the hand of God;
What is with the Almighty I will not conceal.
Why then do you behave with complete nonsense?
13 “This his the portion of a wicked man with God,
And the heritage of oppressors, received from the Almighty:
14 iIf his children are multiplied, it is for the sword;
And his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
And piles up clothing like clay—
17 He may pile it up, but kthe just will wear it,
And the innocent will divide the silver.
18 He builds his house like a 4moth,
6But not be gathered up;
He opens his eyes,
And he is mno more.
20 nTerrors overtake him like a flood;
A tempest steals him away in the night.
It sweeps him out of his place.
22 It hurls against him and does not ospare;
He flees desperately from its 7power.
And shall hiss him out of his place.
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