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Moreouer Iob proceeded and continued his parable, saying,
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The liuing God hath taken away my iudgement: for the Almightie hath put my soule in bitternesse.
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Yet so long as my breath is in me, and the Spirit of God in my nostrels,
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My lips surely shall speake no wickednesse, and my tongue shall vtter no deceite.
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God forbid, that I should iustifie you: vntill I dye, I will neuer take away mine innocencie from my selfe.
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I will keepe my righteousnesse, and wil not forsake it: mine heart shall not reprooue me of my dayes.
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Mine enemie shal be as the wicked, and he that riseth against me, as the vnrighteous.
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For what hope hath the hypocrite when he hath heaped vp riches, if God take away his soule?
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Will God heare his cry, when trouble commeth vpon him?
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Will he set his delight on the Almightie?
will he call vpon God at all times?
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I will teache you what is in the hande of God, and I wil not conceale that which is with the Almightie.
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Beholde, all ye your selues haue seene it: why then doe you thus vanish in vanitie?
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This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of tyrants, which they shal receiue of the Almightie.
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If his children be in great nomber, the sworde shall destroy them, and his posteritie shall not be satisfied with bread.
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His remnant shall be buried in death, and his widowes shall not weepe.
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Though he shoulde heape vp siluer as the dust, and prepare rayment as the clay,
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He may prepare it, but the iust shall put it on, and the innocent shall deuide the siluer.
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He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a lodge that the watchman maketh.
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When the rich man sleepeth, he shal not be gathered to his fathers: they opened their eyes, and he was gone.
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Terrours shal take him as waters, & a tempest shall cary him away by night.
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The East winde shall take him away, & he shal depart: & it shal hurle him out of his place.
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And God shal cast vpon him and not spare, though he would faine flee out of his hand.
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Euery man shall clap their hands at him, & hisse at him out of their place.