Front Page Titles (by Subject) 27 - The Book of Job (KJV)
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27 - Old Testament (Various Authors), The Book of Job (KJV) 
The Parallel Bible. The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the Original Tongues: being the Authorised Version arranged in parallel columns with the Revised Version (Oxford University Press, 1885). The Book of Job.
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1 Moreover Job † continued his parable, and said,
2As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath † vexed my soul;
3 All the while my breath is in me, and ∥ the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me† so long as I live.
7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
8* For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
9* Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
11 I will teach you ∥ by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?
13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
14 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and * his widows shall not weep.
16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;
17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.
19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.
20* Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
21 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.
22 For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: † he would fain flee out of his hand.
23Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
[† ] Heb. added to take up.
[† ] Heb. made my soul bitter.
[∥ ] That is, the breath which God gave him.
[† ] Heb. from my days.
[* ] Matt. 16. 26.
[* ] Prov. 1. 28. Ezek. 8. 18. John 9. 31. James 4. 3.
[∥ ] Or, being in the hand, &c.
[* ] Ps. 78. 64
[* ] ch. 18. 11.
[† ] Heb. in fleeing he would flee.