Job Chapter 27
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Iob protesteth his sincerity. 8 The Hypocrite is without hope. 11 The blessings, which the wicked haue, are turned into curses:
Moreouer Iob continued his parable, and sayd,1
As God liueth, who hath taken away my iudgment, and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soule;2
All the while my breath is in mee, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;3
My lips shall not speake wickednesse, nor my tongue vtter deceit.
God forbid that I should iustifie you: till I die, I will not remoue my integritie from me.
My righteousnesse I hold fast, and will not let it goe: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I liue.6
Let mine enemie be as the wicked, and he that riseth vp against me, as the vnrighteous.
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soule?8
Will God heare his cry, when trouble commeth vpon him?9
Will he delight himselfe in the Almightie? will hee alwayes call vpon God?
I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almightie, will I not conceale.11
Behold, all ye your selues haue seene it, why then are yee thus altogether vaine?
This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressours which they shall receiue of the Almightie.
If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offpring shall not be satisfied with bread.
Those that remaine of him shall bee buried in death: and his widowes shall not weepe.15
Though he heape vp siluer as the dust, and prepare rayment as the clay:
He may prepare it, but the iust shall put it on, and the innocent shall diuide the siluer.
He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.
The rich man shall lie downe, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not:
Terrours take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.20
The East winde carieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storme hurleth him out of his place.
For God shall cast vpon him, and not spare: hee would faine flee out of his hand.22
Men shall clap their handes at him, and shall hisse him out of his place.
Job Chapter 27 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Heb. added to take vp.
2 Heb. made my soule bitter.
3 That is, the breath which God gaue him.
6 Heb. from my daies.
8 Mat.16. 26.
9 Prou.1. 28. Ezech. 8.18. Iohn. 9.31. Iam. 4.3.
11 Or, bring in the hand &c.
15 Psal.78. 65.
20 Chap. 18.11.
22 Heb. in fleeing he would flee.
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