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27 And Job continued his discourse:p
2 “As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice,q
the breath of Godt in my nostrils,
and my tongue will not utter lies.u
till I die, I will not deny my integrity.v
6 I will maintain my innocencew and never let go of it;
7 “May my enemy be like the wicked,z
my adversarya like the unjust!
8 For what hope have the godlessb when they are cut off,
when God takes away their life?c
when distress comes upon them?d
10 Will they find delight in the Almighty?e
Will they call on God at all times?
Why then this meaningless talk?
the heritage a ruthless man receives from the Almighty:h
his offspring will never have enough to eat.k
and their widows will not weep for them.l
16 Though he heaps up silver like dustm
and clothes like piles of clay,n
and the innocent will divide his silver.q
like a hutt made by a watchman.
19 He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more;u
when he opens his eyes, all is gone.v
a tempest snatches him away in the night.y
it sweeps him out of his place.b
22 It hurls itself against him without mercyc
23 It claps its handsf in derision
and hisses him out of his place.”g
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