JOB 31

Jb 31:1I made a covenant with my eyes; / How then can I gaze upon a virgin?

Jb 31:2What then is the portion from God above, / Or the inheritance of the Almighty on high?

Jb 31:3Is it not calamity for the unjust / And misfortune for the workers of iniquity?

Jb 31:4Does He not see my ways / And count all my steps?

Jb 31:5If I have walked with falsehood, / And my foot has hastened after deceit —

Jb 31:6Let Him weigh me in a righteous balance, / And let God know my integrity —

Jb 31:7If 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;

Jb 31:8May I sow and another eat; / Indeed may my produce be rooted up.

Jb 31:9If my heart has been enticed into following after a woman, / Or I have lain in wait at my neighbor’s door;

Jb 31:10May my wife grind for another, / And may others kneel over her.

Jb 31:11For that would have been a heinous act, / And it would be wickedness, to be punished by the judges.

Jb 31:12For it is a fire that devours to Abaddon / And would root up all my increase.

Jb 31:13If I have despised the cause of my servant or my maid / When they contended with me,

Jb 31:14What then will I do when God rises up? / And when He visits me, what will I answer Him?

Jb 31:15Did not He who made me in the womb make him? / And was it not One who fashioned us in the womb?

Jb 31:16If I have withheld the poor from their desire, / Or have let the eyes of the widow fail,

Jb 31:17Or have eaten my morsel alone / Without the orphan eating of it —

Jb 31:18Rather, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, / And from my mother’s womb I guided the widow —

Jb 31:19If I have seen someone perishing from lack of clothing / Or that the needy had no covering;

Jb 31:20If his loins have not blessed me, / And he has not been made warm with the fleece of my sheep;

Jb 31:21If I have raised my hand against the orphan / Because I saw that I had support among those in the gate;

Jb 31:22May my shoulder blade fall from the shoulder, / And may my arm be broken at the elbow.

Jb 31:23For calamity from God is dreadful to me, / And because of His majesty I can do nothing.

Jb 31:24If I have made gold my hope, / And have called fine gold my confidence;

Jb 31:25If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great / And because my hand had acquired much;

Jb 31:26If I have looked at the sun when it shone / Or the moon going on in splendor,

Jb 31:27And my heart has been secretly enticed, / And my mouth has kissed my hand;

Jb 31:28It too would be wickedness, to be punished by the judges, / For I would have denied God above.

Jb 31:29If I have rejoiced at the misfortune of him who hated me, / Or have exulted when evil found him —

Jb 31:30Rather, I have not allowed my mouth to sin / By asking for his life with a curse —

Jb 31:31If the men of my tent have not said, / Who can find one who has not been filled with our master’s meat? —

Jb 31:32The sojourner has not lodged in the street; / I have opened my doors to the highway —

Jb 31:33If I have covered my transgressions as Adam did / By hiding my iniquity in my bosom,

Jb 31:34Because 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 —

Jb 31:35Oh, that I had someone to hear me! / Here is my signature! Let the Almighty answer me. / And let my accuser write up the charge.

Jb 31:36Surely I would carry it on my shoulder; / I would bind it onto me like a crown;

Jb 31:37I would declare to Him the number of my steps; / Like a prince I would approach Him!

Jb 31:38If my land cries out against me, / And its furrows weep together;

Jb 31:39If I have eaten its strength without money, / And have caused its owners to lose their life;

Jb 31:40May thorns come forth instead of wheat, / And pungent weeds instead of barley. / The words of Job are ended.

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