2 As God lives, who has taken away my rights; and the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter,
3 that all the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils,
4 my lips shall not speak iniquity, nor my tongue utter deceit.
5 In no wise should I justify you; until I die I will not remove my integrity from me.
6 I hold fast to my righteousness and will not let it go; my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
7 ¶ Let my enemy be as the wicked and my adversary as the unrighteous.
8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has stolen much, when God takes away his soul?
9 Will God hear his cry when the tribulation comes upon him?
10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? Will he always call upon God?
11 ¶ I will teach you what there is in the hand of God; I will not conceal that which is regarding the Almighty.
12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye so completely vain?
13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God and the heritage of the violent, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
14 If their sons are multiplied, it is for the sword; and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death; and their widows shall not weep.
16 Though he heaps up silver as the dust and prepares raiment as the clay,
17 he may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
18 He built his house as a moth and as a booth that the keeper makes.
19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered; he shall open his eyes and not see anyone.
20 Terrors shall take hold on him as waters; a whirlwind shall carry him away in the night.
21 The east wind shall take him away, and he shall depart; the storm shall catch him up out of his place.
22 For God shall cast down on him and not spare; he would attempt to flee out of his hand.
23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and from his place they shall hiss at him.