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Job 31

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    Job 31:1 I made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I think on a maid?
    Job 31:2 For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
    Job 31:3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?
    Job 31:4 Does not he see my ways, and count all my steps?
    Job 31:5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hurried to deceit;
    Job 31:6 Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know my integrity.
    Job 31:7 If my step has turned out of the way, and my heart walked after my eyes, and if any blot has stuck to my hands;
    Job 31:8 Then let me sow, and let another eat; yes, let my offspring be rooted out.
    Job 31:9 If my heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbor's door;
    Job 31:10 Then let my wife grind to another, and let others bow down on her.
    Job 31:11 For this is an heinous crime; yes, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.
    Job 31:12 For it is a fire that consumes to destruction, and would root out all my increase.
    Job 31:13 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;
    Job 31:14 What then shall I do when God rises up? and when he visits, what shall I answer him?
    Job 31:15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
    Job 31:16 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;
    Job 31:17 Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless has not eaten thereof;
    Job 31:18 (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)
    Job 31:19 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;
    Job 31:20 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;
    Job 31:21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:
    Job 31:22 Then let my arm fall from my shoulder blade, and my arm be broken from the bone.
    Job 31:23 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.
    Job 31:24 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence;
    Job 31:25 If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;
    Job 31:26 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;
    Job 31:27 And my heart has been secretly enticed, or my mouth has kissed my hand:
    Job 31:28 This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.
    Job 31:29 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:
    Job 31:30 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.
    Job 31:31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.
    Job 31:32 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the travelers.
    Job 31:33 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom:
    Job 31:34 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?
    Job 31:35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that my adversary had written a book.
    Job 31:36 Surely I would take it on my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.
    Job 31:37 I would declare to him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near to him.
    Job 31:38 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;
    Job 31:39 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:
    Job 31:40 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.