Book 18 of 66: Job: Chapter 031 of 42

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018:031:001
I made a covenant with mine eyes;
why then should I think upon a maid?


018:031:002
For what portion of God is there from above?
and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?


018:031:003
Is not destruction to the wicked?
and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?


018:031:004
Doth not he see my ways,
and count all my steps?


018:031:005
If I have walked with vanity,
or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;


018:031:006
Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine integrity.


018:031:007
If my step hath turned out of the way,
and mine heart walked after mine eyes,
and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;


018:031:008
Then let me sow,
and let another eat;
yea,
let my offspring be rooted out.


018:031:009
If mine heart have been deceived by a woman,
or if I have laid wait at my neighbour's door;


018:031:010
Then let my wife grind unto another,
and let others bow down upon her.


018:031:011
For this is an heinous crime;
yea,
it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.


018:031:012
For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction,
and would root out all mine increase.


018:031:013
If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant,
when they contended with me;


018:031:014
What then shall I do when God riseth up?
and when he visiteth,
what shall I answer him?


018:031:015
Did not he that made me in the womb make him?
and did not one fashion us in the womb?


018:031:016
If I have withheld the poor from their desire,
or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;


018:031:017
Or have eaten my morsel myself alone,
and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;


018:031:018
(For from my youth he was brought up with me,
as with a father,
and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)


018:031:019
If I have seen any perish for want of clothing,
or any poor without covering;


018:031:020
If his loins have not blessed me,
and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;


018:031:021
If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless,
when I saw my help in the gate:


018:031:022
Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade,
and mine arm be broken from the bone.


018:031:023
For destruction from God was a terror to me,
and by reason of his highness I could not endure.


018:031:024
If I have made gold my hope,
or have said to the fine gold,
Thou art my confidence;


018:031:025
If I rejoice because my wealth was great,
and because mine hand had gotten much;


018:031:026
If I beheld the sun when it shined,
or the moon walking in brightness;


018:031:027
And my heart hath been secretly enticed,
or my mouth hath kissed my hand:


018:031:028
This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge:
for I should have denied the God that is above.


018:031:029
If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me,
or lifted up myself when evil found him:


018:031:030
Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.


018:031:031
If the men of my tabernacle said not,
Oh that we had of his flesh!
we cannot be satisfied.


018:031:032
The stranger did not lodge in the street:
but I opened my doors to the traveller.


018:031:033
If I covered my transgressions as Adam,
by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:


018:031:034
Did I fear a great multitude,
or did the contempt of families terrify me,
that I kept silence,
and went not out of the door?


018:031:035
Oh that one would hear me!
behold,
my desire is,
that the Almighty would answer me,
and that mine adversary had written a book.


018:031:036
Surely I would take it upon my shoulder,
and bind it as a crown to me.


018:031:037
I would declare unto him the number of my steps;
as a prince would I go near unto him.


018:031:038
If my land cry against me,
or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;


018:031:039
If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money,
or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:


018:031:040
Let thistles grow instead of wheat,
and cockle instead of barley.
The words of Job are ended.


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