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1 “I have made a covenant with my aeyes;
How then could I gaze at a virgin?
2 “And what is athe portion of God from above
Or the heritage of the Almighty from on high?
3 “Is it not acalamity to the unjust
And disaster to bthose who work iniquity?
4 “Does He not asee my ways
And bnumber all my steps?
5 “If I have awalked with falsehood,
And my foot has hastened after deceit,
And let God know bmy integrity.
7 “If my step has aturned from the way,
Or my heart 1followed my eyes,
Or if any bspot has stuck to my hands,
8 Let me asow and another eat,
9 “If my heart has been aenticed by a woman,
Or I have lurked at my neighbor’s doorway,
10 May my wife agrind for another,
11 “For that would be a alustful crime;
Moreover, it would be ban iniquity punishable by judges.
13 “If I have adespised the claim of my male or female slaves
When they filed a complaint against me,
And when He calls me to account, what will I answer Him?
15 “Did not aHe who made me in the womb make him,
And the same one fashion us in the womb?
16 “If I have kept athe poor from their desire,
Or have caused the eyes of bthe widow to fail,
17 Or have aeaten my morsel alone,
And from 1infancy I guided her),
19 If I have seen anyone perish afor lack of clothing,
Or that bthe needy had no covering,
20 If his loins have not 1thanked me,
And if he has not been warmed with the fleece of my sheep,
21 If I have lifted up my hand against athe orphan,
22 Let my shoulder fall from the 1socket,
23 “For acalamity from God is a terror to me,
24 “If I have put my confidence in agold,
And called fine gold my trust,
25 If I have agloated because my wealth was great,
And because my hand had secured so much;
Or the moon going in splendor,
And my hand 1threw a kiss from my mouth,
For I would have bdenied God above.
29 “Have I arejoiced at the extinction of my enemy,
Or 1exulted when evil befell him?
By asking for his life in ba curse.
For I have opened my doors to the 1traveler.
By hiding my iniquity in my bosom,
34 Because I afeared the great multitude,
And the contempt of families terrified me,
And kept silent and did not go out of doors?
Behold, here is my 1signature;
aLet the Almighty answer me!
And the indictment which my badversary has written,
I would bind it to myself like a crown.
37 “I would declare to Him athe number of my steps;
Like ba prince I would approach Him.
38 “If my aland cries out against me,
And its furrows weep together;
And stinkweed instead of barley.”
The words of Job are ended.
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