Job 27 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 27


Job 27:1

And Job again took up his parable, and said,

Job 27:2

As God liveth, who hath taken away my right, And the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul:

Job 27:3

(For my life is yet whole in me, And the spirit of God is in my nostrils);

Job 27:4

Surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness, Neither shall my tongue utter deceit.

Job 27:5

Far be it from me that I should justify you: Till I die I will not put away mine integrity from me.

Job 27:6

My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: My heart shall not reproach [me] so long as I live.

Job 27:7

Let mine enemy be as the wicked, And let him that riseth up against me be as the unrighteous.

Job 27:8

For what is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain, When God taketh away his soul?

Job 27:9

Will God hear his cry, When trouble cometh upon him?

Job 27:10

Will he delight himself in the Almighty, And call upon God at all times?

Job 27:11

I will teach you concerning the hand of God; That which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.

Job 27:12

Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; Why then are ye become altogether vain?

Job 27:13

This is the portion of a wicked man with God, And the heritage of oppressors, which they receive from the Almighty:

Job 27:14

If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword; And his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

Job 27:15

Those that remain of him shall be buried in death, And his widows shall make no lamentation.

Job 27:16

Though he heap up silver as the dust, And prepare raiment as the clay;

Job 27:17

He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, And the innocent shall divide the silver.

Job 27:18

He buildeth his house as the moth, And as a booth which the keeper maketh.

Job 27:19

He lieth down rich, but he shall not be gathered [to his fathers]; He openeth his eyes, and he is not.

Job 27:20

Terrors overtake him like waters; A tempest stealeth him away in the night.

Job 27:21

The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth; And it sweepeth him out of his place.

Job 27:22

For [God] shall hurl at him, and not spare: He would fain flee out of his hand.

Job 27:23

Men shall clap their hands at him, And shall hiss him out of his place.

Scroll to Top