Job 27:2 (ESV)

2 “As God lives, who has taken away my right, and the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter,

The discussion between Job and his friends has reached a dead end. He still maintains that he is innocent, while they still accuse him of sin. God alone has the knowledge and the authority to decide who is right. Therefore, Job now swears an oath in God’s name.

This oath has been called the most wonderful oath in the Bible. In his inmost being, Job had never doubted God’s faithfulness and justice. Therefore he throws himself on God, the very God who, up to now, has taken away his right and made his soul bitter.