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2 For what dportion of God is there from above?
And fa strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?
4 gDoth not he see my ways,
And hcount all my steps?
Or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;
6 †Let me be weighed in an even balance,
That God may know mine integrity.
And imine heart walked after mine eyes,
And if any kblot hath cleaved to mine hands;
8 Then llet me sow, and let another eat;
Yea, let my moffspring be rooted out.
9 If nmine heart have been deceived by a woman,
Or if oI have laid wait at my neighbour’s door;
10 Then let my wife pgrind unto another,
And let qothers bow down upon her.
11 For this is an rheinous crime;
And would root out all mine increase.
When they contended with me;
14 cWhat then shall I do when God riseth up?
16 If zI have withheld the poor from their desire,
Or have acaused the eyes of the widow to fail;
17 zOr have eaten my morsel myself alone,
And the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;
Or any poor dwithout covering;
20 If his loins have not eblessed me,
And if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;
When I saw my help in hthe gate:
And mine arm be broken from ||the bone.
And by reason of his khighness I could not endure.
Or have said to the nfine gold, Thou art my confidence;
25 oIf I rejoiced because my wealth was great,
Or the moon walking †in brightness;
27 And my heart hath been secretly senticed,
Or †my mouth hath kissed my hand:
For I should have xdenied the God that is above.
By wishing a curse to his soul.
31 If the men of my dtabernacle said not,
Oh that we had eof his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.
32 fThe stranger did not lodge in the street:
But I opened my doors ||to the traveller.
By hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:
Or did the contempt of families terrify me,
That I kept silence, and went not out of the door?
35 iOh that one would hear me!
And that mine adversary lhad written a book.
36 Surely I would take it mupon my shoulder,
As a prince would I go near unto him.
Or that the furrows likewise thereof †complain;
Or have †caused the owners thereof to lose their life:
40 Let qthistles grow instead of wheat,
And ||cockle instead of barley.
rThe words of Job are ended.
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