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Geneva Bible 1599 - Job

Job 27

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1Moreouer Iob proceeded and continued his parable, saying,
2The liuing God hath taken away my iudgement: for the Almightie hath put my soule in bitternesse.
3Yet so long as my breath is in me, and the Spirit of God in my nostrels,
4My lips surely shall speake no wickednesse, and my tongue shall vtter no deceite.
5God forbid, that I should iustifie you: vntill I dye, I will neuer take away mine innocencie from my selfe.
6I will keepe my righteousnesse, and wil not forsake it: mine heart shall not reprooue me of my dayes.
7Mine enemie shall be as the wicked, and he that riseth against me, as the vnrighteous.
8For what hope hath the hypocrite when he hath heaped vp riches, if God take away his soule?
9Will God heare his cry, when trouble commeth vpon him?
10Will he set his delight on the Almightie? will he call vpon God at all times?
11I will teache you what is in the hande of God, and I wil not conceale that which is with the Almightie.
12Beholde, all ye your selues haue seene it: why then doe you thus vanish in vanitie?
13This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of tyrants, which they shall receiue of the Almightie.
14If his children be in great nomber, the sworde shall destroy them, and his posteritie shall not be satisfied with bread.
15His remnant shall be buried in death, and his widowes shall not weepe.
16Though he shoulde heape vp siluer as the dust, and prepare rayment as the clay,
17He may prepare it, but the iust shall put it on, and the innocent shall deuide the siluer.
18He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a lodge that the watchman maketh.

19When the rich man sleepeth, he shall not be gathered to his fathers: they opened their eyes, and he was gone.
20Terrours shall take him as waters, and a tempest shall cary him away by night.
21The East winde shall take him away, and he shall depart: and it shall hurle him out of his place.
22And God shall cast vpon him and not spare, though he would faine flee out of his hand.
23Euery man shall clap their hands at him, and hisse at him out of their place.