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1 Moreouer Iob proceeded and continued his parable, saying,

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

3 Yet so long as my breath is in me, and the Spirit of God in my nostrels,

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 Mine enemie shal be as the wicked, and he that riseth against me, as the vnrighteous.

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

9 Will God heare his cry, when trouble commeth vpon him?

10 Will he set his delight on the Almightie? will he call vpon God at all times?

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 in great nomber, the sworde shall destroy them, and his posteritie 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 shoulde heape vp siluer as the dust, and prepare rayment as the clay,

17 He may prepare it, but the iust shall put it on, and the innocent shall deuide the siluer.

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 Terrours shal take him as waters, & a tempest shall cary him away by night.

21 The East winde shall take him away, & he shal depart: & it shal hurle him out of his place.

22 And God shal cast vpon him and not spare, though he would faine flee out of his hand.

23 Euery man shall clap their hands at him, & hisse at him out of their place.