1Job continued his discourse, saying:
3as long as my breath is still in me
4my lips will not speak unjustly,
and my tongue will not utter deceit.
5I will never affirm that you are right.
I will maintain my integrity27:5 Lit will not remove my integrity from me27:5 Jb 2:3,9; 31:6; Pr 11:3 until I die.
6I will cling to my righteousness and never let it go.
7May my enemy be like the wicked
and my opponent like the unjust.
9Will God hear his cry
when distress comes on him?
Will he call on God at all times?
11I will teach you about God’s power.
I will not conceal what the Almighty has planned.27:11 Lit what is with the Almighty
12All of you have seen this for yourselves,
the inheritance the ruthless receive from the Almighty.
14Even if his children increase, they are destined for the sword;
his descendants will never have enough food.
15Those who survive him will be buried by the plague,
16Though he piles up silver like dust
and heaps up fine clothing like clay —
17he may heap it up, but the righteous will wear it,
18The house he built is like a moth’s cocoon
19He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more;
when he opens his eyes, it is gone.
21An east wind picks him up, and he is gone;
it carries him away from his place.
22It blasts at him without mercy,
while he flees desperately from its force.
and scoffs at him from its place.
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