- And Job again took up the word and said,
- By the life of God, who has taken away my right;
and of the Ruler of all, who has made my soul bitter;
- (For all my breath is still in me, and the spirit of God is my life;)
- Truly, there is no deceit in my lips, and my tongue does not say what is false.
- Let it be far from me!
I will certainly not say that you are right!
I will come to death before I give up my righteousness.
- I will keep it safe, and will not let it go: my heart has nothing to say against any part of my life.
- Let my hater be like the evil man, and let him who comes against me be as the sinner.
- For what is the hope of the sinner when he is cut off, when God takes back his soul?
- Will his cry come to the ears of God when he is in trouble?
- Will he take delight in the Ruler of all, and make his prayer to God at all times?
- I will give you teaching about the hand of God;
I will not keep secret from you what is in the mind of the Ruler of all.
- Truly, you have all seen it yourselves;
why then have you become completely foolish?
- This is the punishment of the evil-doer from God, and the heritage given to the cruel by the Ruler of all.
- If his children are increased, it is for the sword;
and his offspring have not enough bread.
- When those of his house who are still living come to their end by disease, they are not put into the earth, and their widows are not weeping for them.
- Though he may get silver together like dust, and make ready great stores of clothing;
- He may get them ready, but the upright will put them on, and he who is free from sin will take the silver for a heritage.
- His house has no more strength than a spider's thread, or a watchman's tent.
- He goes to rest full of wealth, but does so for the last time: on opening his eyes, he sees it there no longer.
- Fears overtake him like rushing waters;
in the night the storm-wind takes him away.
- The east wind takes him up and he is gone;
he is forced violently out of his place.
- God sends his arrows against him without mercy;
he goes in flight before his hand.
- Men make signs of joy because of him, driving him from his place with sounds of hissing.