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Job 31

31:1 A covenant I made for mine eyes, And what--do I attend to a virgin 31:2 And what [is] the portion of God from above And the inheritance of the Mighty from the heights 31:3 Is not calamity to the perverse And strangeness to workers of iniquity 31:4 Doth not He see my ways, And all my steps number 31:5 If I have walked with vanity, And my foot doth hasten to deceit, 31:6 He doth weigh me in righteous balances, And God doth know my integrity. 31:7 If my step doth turn aside from the way, And after mine eyes hath my heart gone, And to my hands cleaved hath blemish, 31:8 Let me sow--and another eat, And my products let be rooted out.  31:9 If my heart hath been enticed by woman, And by the opening of my neighbour I laid wait, 31:10 Grind to another let my wife, And over her let others bend. 31:11 For it [is] a wicked thing, and a judicial iniquity; 31:12 For a fire it [is] , to destruction it consumeth, And among all mine increase doth take root, 31:13 If I despise the cause of my man-servant, And of my handmaid, In their contending with me, 31:14 Then what do I do when God ariseth And when He doth inspect, What do I answer Him 31:15 Did not He that made me in the womb make him Yea, prepare us in the womb doth One.  31:16 If I withhold from pleasure the poor, And the eyes of the widow do consume, 31:17 And I do eat my morsel by myself, And the orphan hath not eat of it, 31:18 (But from my youth He grew up with me as [with] a father, And from the belly of my mother I am led.) 31:19 If I see [any] perishing without clothing, And there is no covering to the needy, 31:20 If his loins have not blessed me, And from the fleece of my sheep He doth not warm himself, 31:21 If I have waved at the fatherless my hand, When I see in [him] the gate of my court, 31:22 My shoulder from its blade let fall, And mine arm from the bone be broken. 31:23 For a dread unto me [is] calamity [from] God, And because of His excellency I am not able.  31:24 If I have made gold my confidence, And to the pure gold have said, `My trust,' 31:25 If I rejoice because great [is] my wealth, And because abundance hath my hand found, 31:26 If I see the light when it shineth, And the precious moon walking, 31:27 And my heart is enticed in secret, And my hand doth kiss my mouth, 31:28 It also [is] a judicial iniquity, For I had lied to God above. 31:29 If I rejoice at the ruin of my hater, And stirred up myself when evil found him, 31:30 Yea, I have not suffered my mouth to sin, To ask with an oath his life. 31:31 If not--say ye, O men of my tent, `O that we had of his flesh, we are not satisfied.' 31:32 In the street doth not lodge a stranger, My doors to the traveller I open.  31:33 If I have covered as Adam my transgressions, To hide in my bosom mine iniquity, 31:34 Because I fear a great multitude, And the contempt of families doth affright me, Then I am silent, I go not out of the opening. 31:35 Who giveth to me a hearing lo, my mark. The Mighty One doth answer me, And a bill hath mine adversary written. 31:36 If not--on my shoulder I take it up, I bind it a crown on myself. 31:37 The number of my steps I tell Him, As a leader I approach Him. 31:38 If against me my land doth cry out, And together its furrows weep, 31:39 If its strength I consumed without money, And the life of its possessors, I have caused to breathe out, 31:40 Instead of wheat let a thorn go forth, And instead of barley a useless weed! The words of Job are finished. 

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain