27:1 And Job continued his parable and said,
27:2 [As] łGod liveth, who hath taken away my right, and the Almighty, who hath embittered my soul,
27:3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of +God is in my nostrils,
27:4 My lips shall not speak unrighteousness, nor my tongue utter deceit!
27:5 Be it far from me that I should justify you; till I die I will not remove my blamelessness from me.
27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart reproacheth [me] not one of my days.
27:7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
27:8 For what is the hope of the ungodly, when [God] cutteth him off, when +God taketh away his soul?
27:9 Will łGod hear his cry when distress cometh upon him?
27:10 Doth he delight himself in the Almighty? will he at all times call upon +God?
27:11 I will teach you concerning the hand of łGod; what is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
27:12 Behold, ye yourselves have all seen [it]; and why are ye thus altogether vain?
27:13 This is the portion of the wicked man with łGod, and the heritage of the violent, which they receive from the Almighty: --
27:14 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword, and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread;
27:15 Those that remain of him shall be buried by death, and his widows shall not weep.
27:16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;
27:17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on; and the innocent shall divide the silver.
27:18 He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a booth that a keeper maketh.
27:19 He lieth down rich, but will do so no more; he openeth his eyes, and he is not.
27:20 Terrors overtake him like waters; a whirlwind stealeth him away in the night.
27:21 The east wind carrieth him away and he is gone; and as a storm it hurleth him out of his place.
27:22 And [God] shall cast upon him and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.
27:23 [Men] shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.