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h. Boasting of his uprightness, righteousness, integrity, and perfection 31:1-40
Job 31 :1 31:1 I made a covenant with my eyes;
How then can I agaze upon a virgin?
Job 31 :2 31:2 What then is the portion from God above,
Or the inheritance of the Almighty on high?
Job 31 :3 31:3 Is it not calamity for the unjust
And misfortune for the workers of iniquity?
Job 31 :4 31:4 Does He not see my ways
And count all my steps?
Job 31 :5 31:5 If I have walked with falsehood,
And my foot has hastened after deceit —
Job 31 :6 31:6 Let Him weigh me in a righteous abalance,
And let God know my bintegrity
Job 31 :7 31:7 If my step has turned from the way,
And my heart has gone after my own eyes,
And if any spot has stuck to my hands;
Job 31 :8 31:8 May I sow and another eat;
Indeed may my produce be rooted up.
Job 31 :9 31:9 If my heart has been enticed into following after a woman,
Or I have lain in wait at my neighbor’s door;
Job 31 :10 31:10 May my wife grind for another,
And may others kneel over her.
Job 31 :11 31:11 For that would have been a heinous act,
And it would be wickedness, to be punished by the judges.
Job 31 :12 31:12 For it is a fire that devours to 1Abaddon
And would root up all my increase.
Job 31 :13 31:13 If I have despised the cause of my servant or my maid
When they contended with me,
Job 31 :14 31:14 What then will I do when God rises up?
And when He visits me, what will I answer Him?
Job 31 :15 31:15 Did not He who made me in the awomb make him?
And was it not One who fashioned us in the womb?
Job 31 :16 31:16 If I have withheld the poor from their desire,
Or have let the eyes of the widow fail,
Job 31 :17 31:17 Or have eaten my morsel alone
Without the orphan eating of it —
Job 31 :18 31:18 Rather, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father,
And from my mother’s womb I guided 1the widow —
Job 31 :19 31:19 If I have seen someone perishing from alack of clothing
Or that the needy had no covering;
Job 31 :20 31:20 If his loins have not blessed me,
And he has not been made warm with the fleece of my sheep;
Job 31 :21 31:21 If I have raised my hand against the orphan
Because I saw that I had support among those in the gate;
Job 31 :22 31:22 May my shoulder blade fall from the shoulder,
And may my arm be broken at the elbow.
Job 31 :23 31:23 For calamity from God is dreadful to me,
And because of His majesty I can do nothing.
Job 31 :24 31:24 If I have made gold my ahope,
And have called fine gold my confidence;
Job 31 :25 31:25 If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great
And because my hand had acquired much;
Job 31 :26 31:26 If I have looked at the sun when it shone
Or the moon going on in splendor,
Job 31 :27 31:27 And my heart has been secretly enticed,
And my mouth has kissed my hand;
Job 31 :28 31:28 It too would be wickedness, to be punished by the judges,
For I would have denied God above.
Job 31 :29 31:29 If I have rejoiced at the misfortune of him who hated me,
Or have exulted when evil found him —
Job 31 :30 31:30 Rather, I have not allowed my mouth to sin
By asking for his life with a curse —
Job 31 :31 31:31 If the men of my tent have not said,
Who can find one who has not been filled with 1our master’s meat? —
Job 31 :32 31:32 The sojourner has not lodged in the street;
I have opened my doors to the highway —
Job 31 :33 31:33 If I have acovered my transgressions 1as bAdam did
By hiding my iniquity in my bosom,
Job 31 :34 31:34 Because I so dreaded the great multitude,
And the contempt of the families so frightened me,
That I was silent and did not go out my door —
Job 31 :35 31:35 Oh, that I had someone to hear me!
Here is my signature! Let the Almighty aanswer me.
And let my accuser write up the charge.
Job 31 :36 31:36 Surely I would carry 1it on my shoulder;
I would bind it onto me like a crown;
Job 31 :37 31:37 I would declare to Him the number of my steps;
Like a prince I would approach Him!
Job 31 :38 31:38 If my land cries out against me,
And its furrows weep together;
Job 31 :39 31:39 If I have eaten its strength without money,
And have caused its owners to lose their life;
Job 31 :40 31:40 May thorns come forth instead of wheat,
And pungent weeds instead of barley.
The words of Job are 1ended.
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