|Job 27 |
1 Moreover Job continued his discourse and said,
2 "As God lives, who has taken away my justice; and the Almighty, who has troubled my soul;
3 As long as my breath is in me, and the breath [spirit] of God is in my nostrils;
4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor shall my tongue utter deceit.
5 God forbid that I should confirm your accusations against me; until I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go; my heart shall not reproach me as long as I live.
7 Let my enemy be like the wicked, and he who rises up against me like the unrighteous.
8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, even though he has gained much, when God takes away his soul? [From the Word of the Lord within: "The hypocrite may talk of faith and do evil. Christianity has no idea who I am or what I stand for. Remember, every person who sins denies Him as Lord and Master. Everyone is expecting Jesus to be their excuse. I've warned them and given them the requirements and preached the exclusions; they should not expect anything else or conclusion.""]
9 Will God hear his cry when trouble comes upon him?
10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? Will he always call upon God?
11 I will teach you about the hand of God; I will not conceal what is with the Almighty.
12 Behold, all you yourselves have seen it; why then are you thus altogether vain?
13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive from the Almighty.
14 If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword; and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
15 Those who survive him shall be buried in death; and their widows shall not weep.
16 Though he heaps up silver like the dust, and prepares clothing like clay;
17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
18 He builds his house like a moth, and like a hut that a watchman makes.
19 He shall lie down rich, but shall do so no more; he opens his eyes, and it is gone.
20 Terrors overtake him like a flood [of an overflowing scourge], a tempest steals him away in the night.
21 The east wind1 carries him away, and he departs; it hurls him out of his place like a storm.
22 It hurls itself against him, and does not spare, though he flees to escape from His power.
23 Men will clap their hands at him, and will hiss him out of his place."
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1 The east wind (Khamsin, khamseen, chamsin or hamsin), refers to an evil wind from the desert, bringing evil spirits, the plague, depression, etc. Aside from being physically debilitating to people, animals, crops, the winds also bring increased crime and death. The winds are thought to carry demonic spirits from the hot, dry, stark places in the wilderness deserts where demons are believed to prefer to live. The Spanish called these winds from the desert: vientos de Satán ("winds of Satan"). Burial tombs situated in the outlying areas and often bordering the desert, were also believed to be haunted by demons. These same effects appear world wide; even in Los Angeles, the desert winds, called Santa Annas, bring unruliness, depression, and crime. I remember visiting there once at a time of the Santa Annas and I had a severe headache the entire time. Jesus speaks of demons preferring dry placed: When an unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Luke 11:24, Mat 12:43.
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