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1 Moreover, Job continued his parable and said,

2 As God lives, [who] has taken away my rights; and the Almighty, [who] has made my soul bitter,

3 that all the while my breath [is] in me, and the spirit of God [is] in my nostrils,

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

5 In no wise should I justify you; until I die I will not remove my integrity from me.

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

7 Let my enemy be as the wicked and my adversary as the unrighteous.

8 For what [is] the hope of the hypocrite, though he has stolen much, when God takes away his soul?

9 Will God hear his cry when the tribulation comes upon him?

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

11 I will teach you [what there is] in the hand of God; I will not conceal that which [is] regarding the Almighty.

12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen [it]; why then are ye so completely vain?

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

14 If their sons are 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 their widows shall not weep.

16 Though he heaps up silver as the dust and prepares 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 built his house as a moth and as a booth [that] the keeper makes.

19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered; he shall open his eyes and not see anyone.

20 Terrors shall take hold on him as waters; a whirlwind shall carry him away in the night.

21 The east wind shall take him away, and he shall depart; the storm shall catch him up out of his place.

22 For [God] shall cast down on him and not spare; he would attempt to flee out of his hand.

23 [Men] shall clap their hands at him, and from his place they shall hiss at him.: