Job protesteth his sincerety.
Job 27:1 Job also added, taking up his parable, and said: Job 27:2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment, and the Almighty, who hath brought my soul to bitterness, Job 27:3 As long as breath remaineth in me, and the spirit of God in my nostrils, Job 27:4 My lips shall not speak iniquity, neither shall my tongue contrive lying. Job 27:5 God forbid that I should judge you to be just: till I die I will not depart from my innocence. Job 27:6 My justification, which I have begun to hold, I will not forsake: for my heart doth not reprehend me in all my life. Job 27:7 Let my enemy be as the ungodly, and my adversary as the wicked one.
The hypocrite is without hope.
Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite if through covetousness he take by violence, and God deliver not his soul? Job 27:9 Will God hear his cry, when distress shall come upon him? Job 27:10 Or can he delight himself in the Almighty, and call upon God at all times?
The blessings which the wicked have are turned into curses.
Job 27:11 I will teach you by the hand of God, what the Almighty hath, and I will not conceal it. Job 27:12 Behold you all know it, and why do you speak vain things without cause? Job 27:13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the inheritance of the violent, which they shall receive of the Almighty. Job 27:14 If his sons be multiplied, they shall be for the sword, and his grandsons shall not be filled with bread. Job 27:15 They that shall remain of him, shall be buried in death, and his widows shall not weep. Job 27:16 If he shall heap together silver as earth, and prepare raiment as clay, Job 27:17 He shall prepare indeed, but the just man shall be clothed with it: and the innocent shall divide the silver. Job 27:18 He hath built his house as a moth, and as a keeper he hath made a booth. Job 27:19 The rich man when he shall sleep shall take away nothing with him: he shall open his eyes and find nothing. Job 27:20 Poverty like water shall take hold on him, a tempest shall oppress him in the night: Job 27:21 A burning wind shall take him up, and carry him away, and as a whirlwind shall snatch him from his place. Job 27:22 And he shall cast upon him, and shall not spare: out of his hand he would willingly flee. Job 27:23 He shall clasp his hands upon him, and shall hiss at him, beholding his place.