1: Job again took up his parable, and said,
2: "As God lives, who has taken away my right, the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter.
3: (For the length of my life is still in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils);
4: surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness, neither shall my tongue utter deceit.
5: Far be it from me that I should justify you. Until I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
6: I hold fast to my righteousness, 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. Let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.
8: For what is the hope of the godless, when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
9: Will God hear his cry when trouble comes on him?
10: Will he delight himself in the Almighty, and call on God at all times?
11: I will teach you about the hand of God. That which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
12: Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves; why then have you become altogether vain?
13: "This is the portion of a wicked man with God, the heritage of oppressors, which they receive from the Almighty.
14: If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword. His offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
15: Those who remain of him shall be buried in death. His widows shall make no lamentation.
16: Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare 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 as the moth, as a booth which the watchman makes.
19: He lies down rich, but he shall not do so again. He opens his eyes, and he is not.
20: Terrors overtake him like waters. A storm steals him away in the night.
21: The east wind carries him away, and he departs. It sweeps him out of his place.
22: For it hurls at him, and does not spare, as he flees away from his hand.
23: Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.