Chapter 27

Job asserts his righteousness—When the wicked are buried in death, terrors will take hold of them.

 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;

 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

 My lips shall not speak awickedness, nor my tongue utter bdeceit.

 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not aremove mine bintegrity from me.

 My arighteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not breproach me so long as I live.

 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.

 For what is the ahope of the hypocrite, though he hath bgained, when God taketh away his soul?

 Will God ahear his bcry when trouble cometh upon him?

 10 Will he delight himself in the aAlmighty? will he always call upon God?

 11 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.

 12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?

 13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of aoppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.

 14 If his achildren be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

 15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.

 16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare araiment as the clay;

 17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

 18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.

 19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.

 20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

 21 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.

 22 For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.

 23 Men shall aclap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.