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c. Holding fast insistently to his righteousness and integrity 27:1-7
Job 27 :1 27:1 Then Job again took up his discourse and said,
Job 27 :2 27:2 As God lives, who has taken away my right,
And the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,
Job 27 :3 27:3 As long as my abreath is in me
And the spirit of God is in my nostrils,
Job 27 :4 27:4 Surely my lips will not speak anything wrong,
Nor will my tongue utter deceit.
Job 27 :5 27:5 Far be it from me to declare you righteous!
Until I die, I will not put away my aintegrity from me.
Job 27 :6 27:6 To my arighteousness I will hold fast, I will not let it go;
My heart does not reproach me for any of my days.
Job 27 :7 27:7 May my enemy be like a wicked man,
And may he who rises up against me be like someone unjust.
d. Teaching his friends high-mindedly concerning the hope of the profane man 27:8-23
Job 27 :8 27:8 For what is the hope of the profane man when God cuts him off,
When He takes away his asoul?
Job 27 :9 27:9 Will God hear his cry
When distress comes upon him?
Job 27 :10 27:10 Does he take delight in the Almighty?
Will he call upon God at all times?
Job 27 :11 27:11 I will teach you about the hand of God;
What is with the Almighty I will not conceal.
Job 27 :12 27:12 Indeed, all of you have seen it yourselves;
And why then have you become altogether vain?
Job 27 :13 27:13 This is the portion with God for a wicked man,
And the inheritance that oppressors receive from the Almighty:
Job 27 :14 27:14 If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword;
And his offspring will not be satisfied with bread;
Job 27 :15 27:15 Those who remain of him will be buried in death,
And his widows will not lament.
Job 27 :16 27:16 Though he aheaps up silver like dust
And prepares garments like clay,
Job 27 :17 27:17 He may aprepare them, but the righteous will wear them;
And the innocent will divide the silver.
Job 27 :18 27:18 He builds his house as a moth does
And like a hut that a watchman makes.
Job 27 :19 27:19 He lies down rich but 1will be rich no more;
He opens his eyes, and he is not.
Job 27 :20 27:20 Terrors overtake him like waters;
At night a whirlwind steals him away.
Job 27 :21 27:21 The east wind carries him off, and he goes;
And it sweeps him out of his place.
Job 27 :22 27:22 And God hurls at him and does not spare;
He hastily flees from His hand.
Job 27 :23 27:23 Men clap their hands at him
And hiss him out of his place.
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