nkjv@Job:31:1 @ "I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?
nkjv@Job:31:2 @ For what is the allotment of God from above, And the inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
nkjv@Job:31:3 @ Is it not destruction for the wicked, And disaster for the workers of iniquity?
nkjv@Job:31:4 @ Does He not see my ways, And count all my steps?
nkjv@Job:31:5 @ "If I have walked with falsehood, Or if my foot has hastened to deceit,
nkjv@Job:31:6 @ Let me be weighed on honest scales, That God may know my integrity.
nkjv@Job:31:7 @ If my step has turned from the way, Or my heart walked after my eyes, Or if any spot adheres to my hands,
nkjv@Job:31:8 @ Then let me sow, and another eat; Yes, let my harvest be rooted out.
nkjv@Job:31:9 @ "If my heart has been enticed by a woman, Or if I have lurked at my neighbor's door,
nkjv@Job:31:10 @ Then let my wife grind for another, And let others bow down over her.
nkjv@Job:31:11 @ For that would be wickedness; Yes, it would be iniquity deserving of judgment.
nkjv@Job:31:12 @ For that would be a fire that consumes to destruction, And would root out all my increase.
nkjv@Job:31:13 @ "If I have despised the cause of my male or female servant When they complained against me,
nkjv@Job:31:14 @ What then shall I do when God rises up? When He punishes, how shall I answer Him?
nkjv@Job:31:15 @ Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?
nkjv@Job:31:16 @ "If I have kept the poor from their desire, Or caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
nkjv@Job:31:17 @ Or eaten my morsel by myself, So that the fatherless could not eat of it
nkjv@Job:31:18 @ (But from my youth I reared him as a father, And from my mother's womb I guided the widow );
nkjv@Job:31:19 @ If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, Or any poor man without covering;
nkjv@Job:31:20 @ If his heart has not blessed me, And if he was not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;
nkjv@Job:31:21 @ If I have raised my hand against the fatherless, When I saw I had help in the gate;
nkjv@Job:31:22 @ Then let my arm fall from my shoulder, Let my arm be torn from the socket.
nkjv@Job:31:23 @ For destruction from God is a terror to me, And because of His magnificence I cannot endure.
nkjv@Job:31:24 @ "If I have made gold my hope, Or said to fine gold, "You are my confidence';
nkjv@Job:31:25 @ If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, And because my hand had gained much;
nkjv@Job:31:26 @ If I have observed the sun when it shines, Or the moon moving in brightness,
nkjv@Job:31:27 @ So that my heart has been secretly enticed, And my mouth has kissed my hand;
nkjv@Job:31:28 @ This also would be an iniquity deserving of judgment, For I would have denied God who is above.
nkjv@Job:31:29 @ "If I have rejoiced at the destruction of him who hated me, Or lifted myself up when evil found him
nkjv@Job:31:30 @ (Indeed I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for a curse on his soul);
nkjv@Job:31:31 @ If the men of my tent have not said, "Who is there that has not been satisfied with his meat?'
nkjv@Job:31:32 @ (But no sojourner had to lodge in the street, For I have opened my doors to the traveler );
nkjv@Job:31:33 @ If I have covered my transgressions as Adam, By hiding my iniquity in my bosom,
nkjv@Job:31:34 @ Because I feared the great multitude, And dreaded the contempt of families, So that I kept silence And did not go out of the door--
nkjv@Job:31:35 @ Oh, that I had one to hear me! Here is my mark. Oh, that the Almighty would answer me, That my Prosecutor had written a book!
nkjv@Job:31:36 @ Surely I would carry it on my shoulder, And bind it on me like a crown;
nkjv@Job:31:37 @ I would declare to Him the number of my steps; Like a prince I would approach Him.
nkjv@Job:31:38 @ "If my land cries out against me, And its furrows weep together;
nkjv@Job:31:39 @ If I have eaten its fruit without money, Or caused its owners to lose their lives;
nkjv@Job:31:40 @ Then let thistles grow instead of wheat, And weeds instead of barley." The words of Job are ended.