31 “I have made a covenant with my beyes;
2 What would be cmy portion from God above
and cmy heritage from the Almighty on high?
4 dDoes not he see my ways
and enumber all my steps?
6 (Let me be fweighed in a just balance,
and gmy heart has gone after my eyes,
and if any hspot has stuck to my hands,
8 then let me isow, and another eat,
and let what grows for me1 be rooted out.
and I have jlain in wait at my neighbor's door,
10 then let my wife kgrind for another,
and let others lbow down on her.
that would be an iniquity mto be punished by the judges;
12 for that would be a fire nthat consumes as far as Abaddon,
When he omakes inquiry, what shall I answer him?
15 Did pnot he who made me in the womb make him?
16 “If I have qwithheld anything that the poor desired,
or have rcaused the eyes of the widow to fail,
18 (for from my youth the fatherless2 grew up with me as with a father,
and from my mother's womb I guided the widow3),
or the needy without tcovering,
21 if I have raised my hand against vthe fatherless,
because I saw my help in wthe gate,
23 For I was xin terror of calamity from God,
and I could not have faced his xmajesty.
or called afine gold my confidence,
25 if I have brejoiced because my wealth was abundant
or because cmy hand had found much,
or ethe moon moving in splendor,
28 this also would be fan iniquity to be punished by the judges,
29 “If I have grejoiced at the ruin of him who hated me,
30 (hI have not let my mouth sin
‘Who is there that has not been filled with his imeat?’
32 (jthe sojourner has not lodged in the street;
34 because I stood in great fear of mthe multitude,
(Here is my signature! Let the Almighty nanswer me!)
Oh, that I had othe indictment written by my adversary!
36 Surely I would carry it on my pshoulder;
39 sif I have eaten its yield without payment
and made its owners tbreathe their last,
40 let uthorns grow instead of wheat,