Job Continues His Final Speech

1 Then Job again took up his discourse and said,

1 Then Job (a)continued his (A)discourse and said,

1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

1 Job continued his discourse, saying:

1 Job continued with his discussion and said:

2 "{As God lives}, he has removed my justice, and Shaddai has made my inner self bitter.

2 “As God lives, (B)who has taken away my right,And the Almighty, (C)who has embittered my soul,

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

2 As God lives, who has deprived me of justice,(A)and the Almighty who has made me bitter,(B)

2 "The living God has withheld justice from me; the Almighty has made my life bitter.

3 For {as long as} my breath [is] in me, and the spirit of God [is] in my nose,

3 For as long as (b)life is in me,And the (c)(D)breath of God is in my nostrils,

3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

3 as long as my breath is still in meand the breath from God remains in my nostrils,(C)

3 As long as I can breathe; as long as God's breath is in my nostrils,

4 my lips surely will not speak falseness, and my tongue surely will not utter deceit.

4 My lips certainly will not speak unjustly,Nor will (E)my tongue mutter deceit.

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

4 my lips will not speak unjustly,and my tongue will not utter deceit.

4 I won't speak lies nor will I 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.

5 “Far be it from me that I should declare you right;Till I die (F)I will not put away my integrity from me.

5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.

5 I will never affirm that you are right.I will maintain my integrity(a)(D) until I die.

5 Far be it from me to admit that you're right! I intend to maintain my integrity even if it kills me!

6 I hold fast to my righteousness, and I will not let it go; my heart will not blame [any] of my days.

6 “I (G)hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go.My heart does not reproach any of my days.

6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

6 I will cling to my righteousness and never let it go.My conscience(E) will not accuse me as long as I live!

6 I'll retain my righteousness and not compromise it; my conscience won't rebuke me at any time.

7 "Let my enemy be like [the] wicked and my opponent like [the] unrighteous,

7 “May my enemy be as the wickedAnd (d)my opponent as the unjust.

7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.

7 May my enemy be like the wickedand my opponent like the unjust.

7 "May my enemy be like the wicked; my adversary like the unjust.

8 for what [is the] hope of [the] godless when he cuts [them] off, when God takes away his life?

8 “For what is (H)the hope of the godless (e)when he is cut off,When God requires (I)his (f)life?

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

8 For what hope does the godless man(F) have when he is cut off,when God takes away his life?(G)

8 For where is the hope of the godless when he is eliminated; when God takes away his life?

9 Will God hear his cry of distress when distress comes upon him?

9 “Will God (J)hear his cryWhen (K)distress comes upon him?

9 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?

9 Will God hear his crywhen distress comes on him?

9 Will God hear his cry when distress overtakes him?

10 Or, in Shaddai will he find delight? Will he call upon God at all times?

10 “Will he take (L)delight in the Almighty?Will he call on God at all times?

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

10 Will he delight(H) in the Almighty?Will he call on God at all times?

10 Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call on God at all times?"

What God Has In Store For Wicked People

11 "I will teach you about God's hand; I will not conceal that [which is] with Shaddai.

11 “I will instruct you in the (g)power of God;What is with the Almighty I will not conceal.

11 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.

11 I will teach you about God’s power.I will not conceal what the Almighty has planned.(b)

11 "I'll teach you about the power of God, that which is with the Almighty I won't conceal.

12 Look, you all have seen, and {why in the world} {have you become altogether vain}?

12 “Behold, all of you have seen it;Why then do you (h)act foolishly?

12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?

12 All of you have seen this for yourselves,why do you keep up this empty talk?(I)

12 Look! All of you have been watching, so why have you become so completely worthless?

13 "This [is the] portion of [the] wicked human being with God, and they receive from Shaddai [the] inheritance of [the] ruthless.

13 “This is (M)the portion of a wicked man from God,And the inheritance which (N)tyrants receive from the Almighty.

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

13 This is a wicked man’s lot(J) from God,the inheritance the ruthless receive from the Almighty.

13 "This is what a wicked person inherits from God, and what the ruthless will receive from the Almighty:

14 If their children multiply, [it is] for [the] sword, and his offspring {do not have enough to eat}.

14 “Though his sons are many, (i)they are destined (O)for the sword;And his (P)descendants will not be satisfied with bread.

14 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

14 Even if his children increase, they are destined for the sword;his descendants will never have enough food.

14 If he has many children, their destiny is to die by the sword, and his descendants won't have enough food.

15 Their survivors are buried through the plague, and their widows do not weep.

15 “His survivors will be buried because of the plague,And (j)their (Q)widows will not be able to weep.

15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.

15 Those who survive him will be buried by the plague,yet their widows will not weep for them.(K)

15 Those who do survive him disease will bury, and his widow won't even weep.

16 If he heaps up silver like the dust and fashions clothing like the clay,

16 “Though he piles up silver like dustAnd prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,

16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

16 Though he piles up silver like dustand heaps up a wardrobe like clay—

16 "Though he hoards silver like dust, and stores away garments like clay,

17 he makes [it] ready, and [the] righteous will wear [it], and [the] innocent will divide [the] silver.

17 He may prepare it, (R)but the just will wear itAnd the innocent will divide the silver.

17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

17 he may heap it up, but the righteous will wear it,and the innocent will divide up his silver.(L)

17 whatever he stores up, the righteous will wear, and the innocent will inherit that silver!

18 "He builds his house like the moth, and like a booth [that] a watchman has made.

18 “He has built his (S)house like the (k)spider’s web,Or as a hut which the watchman has made.

18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.

18 The house he built is like a moth’s cocoonor a booth set up by a watchman.(M)

18 "He has built his house like a moth's cocoon, like a temporary sunshade that a watchman makes.

19 He goes to bed [with] wealth, but {he will do so no more}; he opens his eyes, and {it is gone}.

19 “He lies down rich, but never (l)again;He opens his eyes, and (T)it is no longer.

19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.

19 He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more;when he opens his eyes, it is gone.

19 He will go to bed wealthy, but won't be doing that anymore! When he opens his eyes, it will be gone!

20 Terrors overtake him like the water; a storm wind carries him off [in the] night.

20 (U)Terrors overtake him like a flood;A tempest steals him away (V)in the night.

20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

20 Terrors overtake him like a flood;(N)a storm(O) wind sweeps him away at night.

20 Terror will overtake him like a flood, at night, a tornado will sweep him away.

21 [The] east wind lifts him up, and he is gone, and it sweeps him away from his place.

21 “The east (W)wind carries him away, and he is gone,For it whirls him (X)away from his place.

21 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.

21 An east wind picks him up, and he is gone;it carries him away from his place.

21 He'll be swept up by a storm wind and carried away; he'll be whirled away from his place.

22 And it hurls at him, and it has no compassion; he will quickly flee from its power.

22 “For it will hurl at him (Y)without sparing;He will surely try to (Z)flee from its (m)power.

22 For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.

22 It blasts at him without mercy,while he flees desperately from its grasp.

22 It will toss him around without pity. He'll try to break free from its grip,

23 It claps its hands over him, and it hisses at him from its place.

23 “Men will clap their hands at himAnd will (AA)hiss him from his place.

23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

23 It claps(P) its hands at himand scorns him from its place.

23 but it will clap its hands over him, hissing at him as it lunges toward him."

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