1 Moreover Job continued his discourse, and said:
" As God lives, a who has taken away my justice,
And the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter, 3 As long as my breath is in me,
And the breath of God in my nostrils, 4 My lips will not speak wickedness,
Nor my tongue utter deceit. 5 Far be it from me
That I should say you are right;
Till I die b I will not put away my integrity from me. 6 My righteousness I c hold fast, and will not let it go;
d My heart shall not 1 reproach me as long as I live.
"May my enemy be like the wicked,
And he who rises up against me like the unrighteous. 8 e For what is the hope of the hypocrite,
Though he may gain much,
If God takes away his life? 9 f Will God hear his cry
When trouble comes upon him? 10 g Will he delight himself in the Almighty?
Will he always call on God? 11 "I will teach you 2 about the hand of God;
What is with the Almighty I will not conceal. 12 Surely all of you have seen it;
Why then do you behave with complete nonsense?
"This h is the portion of a wicked man with God,
And the heritage of oppressors, received from the Almighty: 14 i If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword;
And his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread. 15 Those who survive him shall be buried in death,
And j their 3 widows shall not weep, 16 Though he heaps up silver like dust,
And piles up clothing like clay - 17 He may pile it up, but k the just will wear it,
And the innocent will divide the silver. 18 He builds his house like a 4 moth,
l Like a 5 booth which a watchman makes. 19 The rich man will lie down,
6 But not be gathered up;
He opens his eyes,
And he is m no more. 20 n Terrors overtake him like a flood;
A tempest steals him away in the night. 21 The east wind carries him away, and he is gone;
It sweeps him out of his place. 22 It hurls against him and does not o spare;
He flees desperately from its 7 power. 23 Men shall clap their hands at him,
And shall hiss him out of his place.