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    Job 31

    1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; How then should I look upon a virgin?ASV — Job 31:1

    2 For what is the portion from God above, And the heritage from the Almighty on high?ASV — Job 31:2

    3 Is it not calamity to the unrighteous, And disaster to the workers of iniquity?ASV — Job 31:3

    4 Doth not he see my ways, And number all my steps?ASV — Job 31:4

    5 If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot hath hasted to deceitASV — Job 31:5

    6 (Let me be weighed in an even balance, That God may know mine integrity);ASV — Job 31:6

    7 If my step hath turned out of the way, And my heart walked after mine eyes, And if any spot hath cleaved to my hands:ASV — Job 31:7

    8 Then let me sow, and let another eat; Yea, let the produce of my field be rooted out.ASV — Job 31:8

    9 If my heart hath been enticed unto a woman, And I have laid wait at my neighbor`s door;ASV — Job 31:9

    10 Then let my wife grind unto another, And let others bow down upon her.ASV — Job 31:10

    11 For that were a heinous crime; Yea, it were an iniquity to be punished by the judges:ASV — Job 31:11

    12 For it is a fire that consumeth unto Destruction, And would root out all mine increase.ASV — Job 31:12

    13 If I have despised the cause of my man-servant or of my maid-servant, When they contended with me;ASV — Job 31:13

    14 What then shall I do when God riseth up? And when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?ASV — Job 31:14

    15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?ASV — Job 31:15

    16 If I have withheld the poor from [their] desire, Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,ASV — Job 31:16

    17 Or have eaten my morsel alone, And the fatherless hath not eaten thereofASV — Job 31:17

    18 (Nay, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, And her have I guided from my mother`s womb);ASV — Job 31:18

    19 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering;ASV — Job 31:19

    20 If his loins have not blessed me, And if he hath not been warmed with the fleece of my sheep;ASV — Job 31:20

    21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, Because I saw my help in the gate:ASV — Job 31:21

    22 Then let my shoulder fall from the shoulder-blade, And mine arm be broken from the bone.ASV — Job 31:22

    23 For calamity from God is a terror to me, And by reason of his majesty I can do nothing.ASV — Job 31:23

    24 If I have made gold my hope, And have said to the fine gold, [Thou art] my confidence;ASV — Job 31:24

    25 If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, And because my hand had gotten much;ASV — Job 31:25

    26 If I have beheld the sun when it shined, Or the moon walking in brightness,ASV — Job 31:26

    27 And my heart hath been secretly enticed, And my mouth hath kissed my hand:ASV — Job 31:27

    28 This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judges; For I should have denied the God that is above.ASV — Job 31:28

    29 If I have rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, Or lifted up myself when evil found him;ASV — Job 31:29

    30 (Yea, I have not suffered by mouth to sin By asking his life with a curse);ASV — Job 31:30

    31 If the men of my tent have not said, Who can find one that hath not been filled with his meat?ASV — Job 31:31

    32 (The sojourner hath not lodged in the street; But I have opened my doors to the traveller);ASV — Job 31:32

    33 If like Adam I have covered my transgressions, By hiding mine iniquity in my bosom,ASV — Job 31:33

    34 Because I feared the great multitude, And the contempt of families terrified me, So that I kept silence, and went not out of the door-ASV — Job 31:34

    35 Oh that I had one to hear me! (Lo, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me); And [that I had] the indictment which mine adversary hath written!ASV — Job 31:35

    36 Surely I would carry it upon my shoulder; I would bind it unto me as a crown:ASV — Job 31:36

    37 I would declare unto him the number of my steps; As a prince would I go near unto him.ASV — Job 31:37

    38 If my land crieth out against me, And the furrows thereof weep together;ASV — Job 31:38

    39 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, Or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:ASV — Job 31:39

    40 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, And cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.ASV — Job 31:40

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