Bible: Job 31:1-12

Job Vindicates Himself

31:1I made a covenant with 1  my eyes;

how then could I entertain thoughts against a virgin? 2 

31:2 What then would be one’s lot from God above,

one’s heritage from the Almighty 3  on high?

31:3 Is it not misfortune for the unjust,

and disaster for those who work iniquity?

31:4 Does he not see my ways

and count all my steps?

31:5 If 4  I have walked in falsehood,

and if 5  my foot has hastened 6  to deceit

31:6 let him 7  weigh me with honest 8  scales;

then God will discover 9  my integrity.

31:7 If my footsteps have strayed from the way,

if my heart has gone after my eyes, 10 

or if anything 11  has defiled my hands,

31:8 then let me sow 12  and let another eat,

and let my crops 13  be uprooted.

31:9 If my heart has been enticed by a woman,

and I have lain in wait at my neighbor’s door, 14 

31:10 then let my wife turn the millstone 15  for another man,

and may other men have sexual relations with her. 16 

31:11 For I would have committed 17  a shameful act, 18 

an iniquity to be judged. 19 

31:12 For it is a fire that devours even to Destruction, 20 

and it would uproot 21  all my harvest.

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