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27:3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my
nostrils; 27:4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter
27:5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not
remove mine integrity from me.
27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart
shall not reproach me so long as I live.
27:7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me
as the unrighteous.
27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained,
when God taketh away his soul? 27:9 Will God hear his cry when
trouble cometh upon him? 27:10 Will he delight himself in the
Almighty? will he always call upon God? 27:11 I will teach you by the
hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
27:12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus
altogether vain? 27:13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God,
and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the
27:14 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his
offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
27:15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his
widows shall not weep.
27:16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the
clay; 27:17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the
innocent shall divide the silver.
27:18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper
27:19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he
openeth his eyes, and he is not.
27:20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away
in the night.
27:21 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a
storm hurleth him out of his place.
27:22 For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee
out of his hand.
27:23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his