Job Chapter 27 – Job’s sincerity — The hypocrite — Blessings by the wicked are turned into curses.

1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,


2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;


3 All the while my breath is in me, and the Spirit of God is in my nostrils;


4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.


5 God forbid that I should justify you; till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.


6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go; my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.


7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.


8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?


9 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?


10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?


11 I will teach you by the hand of God; that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.


12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?


13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.


14 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword; and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.


15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death; and his widows shall not weep.


16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;


17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.


18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.


19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered; he openeth his eyes, and he is not.


20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.


21 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth; and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.


22 For God shall cast upon him, and not spare; he would fain flee out of his hand.


23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.