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Their portion is cursed in the earth:
those which have sinned. The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed
sweetly on him; He shall be no more remembered; And wickedness shall be broken as a tree. He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: And doeth not good to the widow. He draweth also the mighty with his power: He riseth up, and no man is sure of life. Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon
he resteth; Yet his eyes are upon
ways. They are exalted for a little while, but are gone
and brought low; They are taken out of the way as all other, And cut off as the tops of the ears of corn. And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar,
And make my speech nothing worth?
Dominion and fear are with him,
number of his armies? And upon whom doth not his light arise? How then can man be justified with God?
Or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?
that is a worm? And the son of man, which is a worm?
But Job answered and said,
How hast thou helped him that is without power? How savest thou the arm that hath no strength? How hast thou counselled him that hath no wis
dom? And how hast thou plentifully declared the thing
as it is? To whom hast thou uttered words? And whose spirit came from thee? Dead things are formed from under the waters, And the inhabitants thereof. Hell is naked before him, And destruction hath no covering. He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, And hangeth the earth upon nothing. He bindeth
the waters in his thick clouds;
And are astonished at his reproof.
Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, As God liveth, who hath taken away my judg
ment; And the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul; All the while my breath is in me, And the spirit of God is in my nostrils; My lips shall not speak wickedness, Nor my tongue utter deceit. God forbid that I should justify you: Till I die I will not remove mine integrity from
My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go:
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained,
When God taketh away his soul?
him? Will he delight himself in the Almighty? Will he always call upon God? I will teach you by the hand of God: That which is with the Almighty will I not conceal. Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; Why then are ye thus altogether vain? This is the portion of a wicked man with God, And the heritage of oppressors, which they shall re
ceive of the Almighty. If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: And his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread. Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: And his widows shall not weep. Though he heap up silver as the dust, And prepare
raiment as the clay; He
may prepare it, but the just shall put it on,
The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth:
Surely there is a vein for the silver,
hath not seen: