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31 I have made a covenant with my eyes.n
2 For what portionp would I have from God above,
or what inheritance from the Almighty on high?
and misfortune to evildoers?
and number all my steps?q
or my foot has rushed to deceit,
6 let God weigh me on accurate scales,r
and he will recognize my integrity.s
my heart has followed my eyes,
or impurity has stained my hands,t
and let my crops be uprooted.u
or I have lurked at my neighbor’s door,
and let other men sleep withG her.
it would be an iniquity deserving punishment.v
it would destroy my entire harvest.w
when they made a complaint against me,
How should I answer him when he calls me to account?
Did not the same God form us both in the womb?a
or let the widow’sb eyes go blind,
without letting the fatherless eat any of it—
and since the day I was bornA I guided the widow—
or a needy person without a cloak,c
20 if heB did not bless me
while warming himself with the fleece from my sheep,
21 if I ever cast my voteC against a fatherless child
when I saw that I had support in the city gate,d
and my arm be pulled from its socket.
and because of his majesty I could not do these things.e
or called fine gold my trust,f
or because my own hand has acquired so much,
or at the moon moving in splendor,g
and I threw them a kiss,D
for I would have denied God above.
or become excited when trouble came his way?
by asking for his life with a curse.
“Who is there who has not had enough to eat at Job’s table?”
for I opened my door to the traveler.
by hiding my iniquity in my hearti
and because the contempt of the clans terrified me,
so I grew silent and would not go outside?
35 If only I had someone to hear my case!j
Here is my signature; let the Almighty answer me.
Let my Opponent compose his indictment.
and wear it like a crown.k
I would approach him like a prince.
and its furrows join in weeping,
or shown contempt for its tenants,F
40 then let thornsl grow instead of wheat
and stinkweedm instead of barley.
The words of Job are concluded.
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