|Job 31:13-33 |
13 If I have despised and rejected the cause of my manservant or my maidservant, when they have appealed to me;
14 Then what should I do when God appears to judge me? And when he calls me to account, what shall I answer him?
15 Did not he who made me in the womb also make him? Did not one fashion us both in the womb?
16 If I have withheld the poor from their needs, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;
17 Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, while the fatherless has not eaten;
18 (But from my youth the fatherless was brought up with me as with a father, and I have guided the widow from my mother's womb;)
19 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor person without covering;
20 If his body has not blessed me for being covered, and if he was not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;
21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate [when I knew the Judge would be my help];
22 Then let my arm fall from my shoulder blade, let my arm be broken from the bone.
23 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and because of his majesty I could not endure to do nothing.
24 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, 'You are my confidence;'
25 If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;
26 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;
27 And my heart had been secretly enticed [to worship them], or my mouth had kissed my hand [in a sign of worship]:
28 This also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judge for I would have denied the God who is above.
29 I have not rejoiced at the destruction of him who hated me, or celebrated when evil has found him;
30 Neither have I allowed my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.
31 Have not the men of my tabernacle said, 'Who can be found who has not eaten food he [Job] gives for their fullness.'
32 The stranger did not lodge in the street; instead I opened my doors to the traveler.
33 If I have covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom,