1 Then Job continued his adiscourse and said, 2 "As God lives, awho has taken away my right, And the Almighty, bwho has embittered my soul, 3 For as long as life is in me, And the abreath of God is in my nostrils, 4 My lips certainly will not speak unjustly, Nor will amy tongue mutter deceit. 5 "Far be it from me that I should declare you right; Till I die aI will not put away my integrity from me. 6 "I ahold fast my righteousness and will not let it go. My heart does not reproach any of my days. 7 "May my enemy be as the wicked And my opponent as the unjust. 8 "For what is athe hope of the godless when he is cut off, When God requires bhis life? 9 "Will God ahear his cry When bdistress comes upon him? 10 "Will he take adelight in the Almighty? Will he call on God at all times? 11 "I will instruct you in the power of God; What is with the Almighty I will not conceal. 12 "Behold, all of you have seen it; Why then do you act foolishly? 13 "This is athe portion of a wicked man from God, And the inheritance which btyrants receive from the Almighty. 14 "Though his sons are many, they are destined afor the sword; And his bdescendants will not be satisfied with bread. 15 "His survivors will be buried because of the plague, And their awidows will not be able to weep. 16 "Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay, 17 He may prepare it, abut the just will wear it And the innocent will divide the silver. 18 "He has built his ahouse like the spider's web, Or as a hut which the watchman has made. 19 "He lies down rich, but never again; He opens his eyes, and ait is no longer. 20 "aTerrors overtake him like a flood; A tempest steals him away bin the night. 21 "The east awind carries him away, and he is gone, For it whirls him baway from his place. 22 "For it will hurl at him awithout sparing; He will surely try to bflee from its power. 23 "Men will clap their hands at him And will ahiss him from his place.