1 Moreouer Iob proceeded and continued his parable, saying,
2 [As] God liveth, [who] hath taken away myHe has so sore afflicted me that men cannot judge my uprightness; for they judge only by outward signs.judgment; and the Almighty, [who] hath vexed my soul;
3 Yet so long as my breath is in me, and the Spirit of God in my nostrels,
4 However men judge me, yet will I not speak contrary to that which I have said, and so do wickedly in betraying the truth.My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
5 God forbid that I shouldWhich condemns me as a wicked man, because the hand of God is on me.justify you: till I die I will not remove mineI will not confess that God does thus punish me for my sins.integrity from me.
6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach [me] so long as IOf my life past.live.
7 Mine enemie shal be as the wicked, and he that riseth against me, as the vnrighteous.
8 For what [is] theWhat advantage has the dissembler to gain, seeing he will lose his own soul?hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
9 Will God heare his cry, when trouble commeth vpon him?
10 Will he set his delight on the Almightie? will he call vpon God at all times?
11 I will teach you by the hand ofThat is, what God reserves for himself, and of which he gives not knowledge to all.God: [that] which [is] with the Almighty will I not conceal.
12 Behold, all ye yourselvesThat is, these secret judgments of God and yet do not understand them.have seen [it]; why then are ye thus altogetherWhy do you then maintain this error?vain?
13 This [is] theThus will God order the wicked, and punish him even to his posterity.portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, [which] they shall receive of the Almighty.
14 If his children be in great nomber, the sworde shall destroy them, and his posteritie shall not be satisfied with bread.
15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widowsNo one will lament him.shall not weep.
16 Though he shoulde heape vp siluer as the dust, and prepare rayment as the clay,
17 He may prepare it, but the iust shall put it on, and the innocent shall deuide the siluer.
18 He buildeth his house as aWhich breeds in another man's possessions or garment, but is soon shaken out.moth, and as a booth [that] the keeper maketh.
19 The rich man shall lie down, butHe means that the wicked tyrants will not have a quiet death, nor be buried honourably.he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he [is] not.
20 Terrours shal take him as waters, & a tempest shall cary him away by night.
21 The East winde shall take him away, & he shal depart: & it shal hurle him out of his place.
22 And God shal cast vpon him and not spare, though he would faine flee out of his hand.
23 Euery man shall clap their hands at him, & hisse at him out of their place.