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King James Bible

Websters 1833 Bible


31:1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? I Made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
31:2 For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high? For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
31:3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity? Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?
31:4 Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps? Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?
31:5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit; If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;
31:6 Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine integrity. Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know my integrity.
31:7 If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands; If my step hath turned out of the way, and my heart walked after my eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to my hands;
31:8 Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out. Then let me sow, and let another eat; yes, let my offspring be rooted out.
31:9 If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour's door; If my heart hath been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbor's door;
31:10 Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her. Then let my wife grind to another, and let others bow down upon her.
31:11 For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges. For this is a hainous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.
31:12 For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase. For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all my increase.
31:13 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me; If I despised the cause of my man-servant or of my maid-servant, when they contended with me;
31:14 What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him? What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?
31:15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb? Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
31:16 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;
31:17 Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten of it;
31:18 (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;) (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)
31:19 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering; If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;
31:20 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; If his loins have not blessed me, and if he hath not been warmed with the fleece of my sheep;
31:21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate: If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:
31:22 Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone. Then let my arm fall from my shoulder-blade, and my arm be broken from the bone.
31:23 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure. For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.
31:24 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;
31:25 If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much; If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gained much;
31:26 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness; If I have beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;
31:27 And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand: And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:
31:28 This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above. This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.
31:29 If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him: If I have rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or have lifted up myself when evil found him:
31:30 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul. Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.
31:31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied. If the men of my tabernacle have not said, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.
31:32 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller. The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveler.
31:33 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom: If I have covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom:
31:34 Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door? Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?
31:35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book. Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that my adversary had written a book.
31:36 Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me. Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.
31:37 I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him. I would declare to him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near to him.
31:38 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain; If my land crieth against me, or its furrows likewise complain;
31:39 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life: If I have eaten the fruits of it without money, or have caused its owners to lose their life:
31:40 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended. Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.