Job 31:1-40

Job 31:1

I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?

Verse 2

For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

Verse 3

Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

Verse 4

Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?

Verse 5

If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;

Verse 6

Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.

Verse 7

If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;

Verse 8

Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out.

 Verse 9

If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour’s door;

 Verse 10

Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.

Verse 11

For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.

Verse 12

For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.

Verse 13

If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;

Verse 14

What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?

Verse 15

Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?

Verse 16

If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;

Verse 17

Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;

Verse 18

(For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother’s womb;)

Verse 19

If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

Verse 20

If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;

Verse 21

If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:

Verse 22

Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone.

Verse 23

For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.

Verse 24

If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

Verse 25

If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;

Verse 26

If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;

Verse 27

And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:

Verse 28

This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

Verse 29

If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:

Verse 30

Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

Verse 31

If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

Verse 32

The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller.

Verse 33

If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:

Verse 34

Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?

Verse 35

Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.

Verse 36

Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.

Verse 37

I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.

Verse 38

If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;

Verse 39

If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:

Verse 40

Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.

All Scriptures are from the KJV Bible.

Daniel Inyang

Daniel Inyang is a young Gospel Minister aimed at impacting and educating life's with the Word Of God through the internet.

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