King James Bible

Youngs Literal Translation

27:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, And Job addeth to lift up his simile, and saith: --
27:2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul; God liveth! He turned aside my judgment, And the Mighty -- He made my soul bitter.
27:3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; For all the while my breath `is' in me, And the spirit of God in my nostrils.
27:4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. My lips do not speak perverseness, And my tongue doth not utter deceit.
27:5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me. Pollution to me -- if I justify you, Till I expire I turn not aside mine integrity from me.
27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live. On my righteousness I have laid hold, And I do not let it go, My heart doth not reproach me while I live.
27:7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous. As the wicked is my enemy, And my withstander as the perverse.
27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? For what `is' the hope of the profane, When He doth cut off? When God doth cast off his soul?
27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him? His cry doth God hear, When distress cometh on him?
27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God? On the Mighty doth he delight himself? Call God at all times?
27:11 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal. I shew you by the hand of God, That which `is' with the Mighty I hide not.
27:12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain? Lo, ye -- all of you -- have seen, And why `is' this -- ye are altogether vain?
27:13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty. This `is' the portion of wicked man with God, And the inheritance of terrible ones From the Mighty they receive.
27:14 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread. If his sons multiply -- for them `is' a sword. And his offspring `are' not satisfied `with' bread.
27:15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep. His remnant in death are buried, And his widows do not weep.
27:16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay; If he heap up as dust silver, And as clay prepare clothing,
27:17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver. He prepareth -- and the righteous putteth `it' on, And the silver the innocent doth apportion.
27:18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh. He hath built as a moth his house, And as a booth a watchman hath made.
27:19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not. Rich he lieth down, and he is not gathered, His eyes he hath opened, and he is not.
27:20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night. Overtake him as waters do terrors, By night stolen him away hath a whirlwind.
27:21 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place. Take him up doth an east wind, and he goeth, And it frighteneth him from his place,
27:22 For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand. And it casteth at him, and doth not spare, From its hand he diligently fleeth.
27:23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place. It clappeth at him its hands, And it hisseth at him from his place.