1 “I have made a covenant with my eyes;
how then could I gaze at a virgin?
and my heritage from the Almighty on high?
and disaster for the workers of iniquity?
and number all my steps?
and my foot has hastened to deceit;
and let God know my integrity!)
and my heart has gone after my eyes,
and if any spot has stuck to my hands,
and let what grows for mea be rooted out.
and I have lain in wait at my neighbor’s door,
and let others bow down on her.
that would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges;
and it would burn to the root all my increase.
when they brought a complaint against me,
When he makes inquiry, what shall I answer him?
And did not one fashion us in the womb?
or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
and the fatherless has not eaten of it
and from my mother’s womb I guided the widowc),
or the needy without covering,
and if he was not warmed with the fleece of my sheep,
because I saw my help in the gate,
and let my arm be broken from its socket.
and I could not have faced his majesty.
or called fine gold my confidence,
or because my hand had found much,
or the moon moving in splendor,
and my mouth has kissed my hand,
for I would have been false to God above.
or exulted when evil overtook him
by asking for his life with a curse),
‘Who is there that has not been filled with his meat?’
I have opened my doors to the traveler),
by hiding my iniquity in my heart,
and the contempt of families terrified me,
so that I kept silence, and did not go out of doors —
(Here is my signature! Let the Almighty answer me!)
Oh, that I had the indictment written by my adversary!
I would bind it on me as a crown;
like a prince I would approach him.
and its furrows have wept together,
and made its owners breathe their last,
and foul weeds instead of barley.”
The words of Job are ended.
Job, 31 chapter. English Standard Version.