Job Continues I Am Desperate 27 1Job said: 2I am desperate because God All-Powerful refuses to do what is right. As surely as God lives, 3and while he gives me breath, 4I will tell only the truth. 5Until the day I die, I will refuse to do wrong by saying you are right, 6because each day my conscience agrees that I am innocent. 7I pray that my enemies will suffer no less than the wicked. 8Such people are hopeless, and God All-Powerful will cut them down, 9without listening when they beg for mercy. 10And that is what God should do, because they don't like him or ever pray. 11Now I will explain in detail what God All-Powerful does. 12All of you have seen these things for yourselves. So you have no excuse. How God Treats the Wicked 13Here is how God All-Powerful treats those who are wicked and brutal. 14They may have many children, but most of them will go hungry or suffer a violent death. 15Others will die of disease, and their widows won't be able to weep. 16The wicked may collect riches and clothes in abundance as easily as clay. 17But God's people will wear clothes taken from them and divide up their riches. 18No homes built by the wicked will outlast a cocoon or a shack. 19Those sinners may go to bed rich, but they will wake up poor.[F] 20Terror will strike at night like a flood or a storm. 21Then a scorching wind will sweep them away 22without showing mercy, as they try to escape. 23At last, the wind will celebrate because they are gone.
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