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Job 27:1-11 Good News Translation (GNT)

27 1-2 I swear by the living Almighty God,
    who refuses me justice and makes my life bitter—
    as long as God gives me breath,
    my lips will never say anything evil,
    my tongue will never tell a lie.
I will never say that you men are right;
    I will insist on my innocence to my dying day.
I will never give up my claim to be right;
    my conscience is clear.

May all who oppose me and fight against me
    be punished like the wicked and the unrighteous.
What hope is there for the godless
    in the hour when God demands their life?
When trouble comes, will God hear their cries?
10 They should have desired the joy he gives;
    they should have constantly prayed to him.

11 Let me teach you how great is God's power,
    and explain what Almighty God has planned.

Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Job 27:1-11 New International Version (NIV)

Job’s Final Word to His Friends

27 And Job continued his discourse:

“As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice,
    the Almighty, who has made my life bitter,
as long as I have life within me,
    the breath of God in my nostrils,
my lips will not say anything wicked,
    and my tongue will not utter lies.
I will never admit you are in the right;
    till I die, I will not deny my integrity.
I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it;
    my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.

“May my enemy be like the wicked,
    my adversary like the unjust!
For what hope have the godless when they are cut off,
    when God takes away their life?
Does God listen to their cry
    when distress comes upon them?
10 Will they find delight in the Almighty?
    Will they call on God at all times?

11 “I will teach you about the power of God;
    the ways of the Almighty I will not conceal.

New International Version (NIV)

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