1 Then Job again took up his discourse and said, 2 "{As God lives}, he has removed my justice, and Shaddai has made my inner self bitter. 3 For {as long as} my breath [is] in me, and the spirit of God [is] in my nose, 4 my lips surely will not speak falseness, and my tongue surely will not utter deceit. 5 Far be it from me that {I would say that you are right}; until I pass away, I will not put away from me my blamelessness. 6 I hold fast to my righteousness, and I will not let it go; my heart will not blame [any] of my days.
7 "Let my enemy be like [the] wicked and my opponent like [the] unrighteous, 8 for what [is the] hope of [the] godless when he cuts [them] off, when God takes away his life? 9 Will God hear his cry of distress when distress comes upon him? 10 Or, in Shaddai will he find delight? Will he call upon God at all times? 11 "I will teach you about God's hand; I will not conceal that [which is] with Shaddai. 12 Look, you all have seen, and {why in the world} {have you become altogether vain}?
13 "This [is the] portion of [the] wicked human being with God, and they receive from Shaddai [the] inheritance of [the] ruthless. 14 If their children multiply, [it is] for [the] sword, and his offspring {do not have enough to eat}. 15 Their survivors are buried through the plague, and their widows do not weep. 16 If he heaps up silver like the dust and fashions clothing like the clay, 17 he makes [it] ready, and [the] righteous will wear [it], and [the] innocent will divide [the] silver. 18 "He builds his house like the moth, and like a booth [that] a watchman has made. 19 He goes to bed [with] wealth, but {he will do so no more}; he opens his eyes, and {it is gone}. 20 Terrors overtake him like the water; a storm wind carries him off [in the] night. 21 [The] east wind lifts him up, and he is gone, and it sweeps him away from his place. 22 And it hurls at him, and it has no compassion; he will quickly flee from its power. 23 It claps its hands over him, and it hisses at him from its place.