1 Moreover Job continued his discourse, and said, 2 As God lives, who has taken away my right; and the Almighty, who has made bitter my soul; 3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; 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 my 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 Let my enemy be as the wicked, and he that rises up against me as the unrighteous. 8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul? 9 Will God hear his cry when trouble comes upon him? 10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God? 11 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal. 12 Behold, all you yourselves have seen it; why then are you 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 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 his widows shall not weep. 16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and pile up clothing as the clay; 17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver. 18 He builds his house like a moth, and like a booth that the keeper makes. 19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he opens his eyes, and he is not. 20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest steals him away in the night. 21 The east wind carries him away, and he is gone: and as a storm hurls him out of his place. 22 For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would scarcely flee out of his hand. 23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.