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1 Moreouer Iob continued his parable, and sayd,

2 As God liueth, who hath taken away my iudgment, and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soule;

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

4 My lips shall not speake wickednesse, nor my tongue vtter deceit.

5 God forbid that I should iustifie you: till I die, I will not remoue my integritie from me.

6 My righteousnesse I hold fast, and will not let it goe: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I liue.

7 Let mine enemie be as the wicked, and he that riseth vp against me, as the vnrighteous.

8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soule?

9 Will God heare his cry, when trouble commeth vpon him?

10 Will he delight himselfe in the Almightie? will hee alwayes call vpon God?

11 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almightie, will I not conceale.

12 Behold, all ye your selues haue seene it, why then are yee thus altogether vaine?

13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressours which they shall receiue of the Almightie.

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

15 Those that remaine of him shall bee buried in death: and his widowes shall not weepe.

16 Though he heape vp siluer as the dust, and prepare rayment as the clay:

17 He may prepare it, but the iust shall put it on, and the innocent shall diuide the siluer.

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

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

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

21 The East winde carieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storme hurleth him out of his place.

22 For God shall cast vpon him, and not spare: hee would faine flee out of his hand.

23 Men shall clap their handes at him, and shall hisse him out of his place.

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Commentary for Job 27

Job protests his sincerity. (1-6) The hypocrite is without hope. (7-10) The miserable end of the wicked. (11-23)1-6 Job's friends now suffered him to speak, and he proceeded in a grave and useful manner. Job had confidence in the goodness both of his cause and of his God; and cheerfully committed his cause to him. But Job had not due reverence when he spake of God as taking away his judgment, and vexing his soul. To resolve that our hearts shall not reproach us, while we hold fast our integrity, baffles the designs of the evil spirit.

7-10 Job looked upon the condition of a hypocrite and a wicked man, to be most miserable. If they gained through life by their profession, and kept up their presumptuous hope till death, what would that avail when God required their souls? The more comfort we find in our religion, the more closely we shall cleave to it. Those who have no delight in God, are easily drawn away by the pleasures, and easily overcome by the crosses of this life.

11-23 Job's friends, on the same subject, spoke of the misery of wicked men before death as proportioned to their crimes; Job considered that if it were not so, still the consequences of their death would be dreadful. Job undertook to set this matter in a true light. Death to a godly man, is like a fair gale of wind to convey him to the heavenly country; but, to a wicked man, it is like a storm, that hurries him away to destruction. While he lived, he had the benefit of sparing mercy; but now the day of God's patience is over, and he will pour out upon him his wrath. When God casts down a man, there is no flying from, nor bearing up under his anger. Those who will not now flee to the arms of Divine grace, which are stretched out to receive them, will not be able to flee from the arms of Divine wrath, which will shortly be stretched out to destroy them. And what is a man profited if he gain the whole world, and thus lose his own soul?

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Job 27

  • BSP
    Job didn't know if his illness was going to take his life, but until he lost his life he was going to maintain his integrity.
  • Bella
    We can in verse 27 how Job did not allow others to make him think that he had failed as an integrity keeper. Job set a good example for us of cultivating a strong love for Jehovah God.
  • To these men trying to point out His problems, he said, I 'm going to hang on to my righteousness. I 'm not going to omit I 'm wrong. This hardness develops quickly within self-righteous people. to the point they won 't let anyone tell them what to do. Read the parable of the publican Luke,18:10-11
  • Over whelming powerful. I see all job was saying of the father and his majesty. I see the evil he speaks of today in our world. How the poor keep getting poorer and The hungry and the naked are not fed yet or clothed yet. With all the billionares in this world nothing has changed and will not. UNTIL ALL THOSE WHO DO NOT CONTRIBUTE BUT POLLUTE AND CORRUPT ARE NO MORE.
  • Job was such an excellent example of displaying integrity Job went through so many difficult situations all at the same time but he maintained his loyalty to Jehovah God This is an encouraging example for us to keep our integrity to God no matter what we face
  • Nino maina
    We should give as we receive.

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