JOB 15

Jb 15:1And Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

Jb 15:2Should a wise man answer with the knowledge of wind, / And should he fill his belly with the east wind?

Jb 15:3Should he argue with useless talk / And with words by which he cannot avail?

Jb 15:4Indeed you do away with the fear of God / And restrain meditation before God.

Jb 15:5For your iniquity instructs your mouth, / And you choose the tongue of the crafty.

Jb 15:6Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; / And your own lips testify against you.

Jb 15:7Are you the first man born? / Or were you brought forth before the hills?

Jb 15:8Did you listen in on the secret council of God? / And do you limit wisdom to yourself?

Jb 15:9What do you know that we do not know? / What do you understand that is not with us?

Jb 15:10Both the grayheaded and the aged are among us, / Older than your father.

Jb 15:11Are the consolations of God too small for you, / Or the word spoken gently to you?

Jb 15:12Why does your heart take you away? / And why do your eyes flash,

Jb 15:13That you turn your spirit against God / And let words go forth from your mouth?

Jb 15:14What is mortal man, that he can be clean, / Or he who is born of a woman, that he can be righteous?

Jb 15:15Indeed, He puts no trust in His holy ones; / Even the heavens are not clean in His eyes.

Jb 15:16How much less one who is abominable and corrupt! / How much less a man who drinks wrong like water!

Jb 15:17I will tell you; hear me; / And what I have seen, that will I recount,

Jb 15:18What wise men have declared, / And have not hidden, from their fathers;

Jb 15:19To whom alone the land was given, / And no stranger passed in their midst:

Jb 15:20For all his days the wicked man travails in pain, / And numbered years are stored up for the ruthless man.

Jb 15:21The sound of terrors is in his ears; / While he is at peace, the destroyer will come upon him.

Jb 15:22He does not believe that he will return from the darkness, / And he is spied out for the sword.

Jb 15:23He wanders for bread — where is it? / He knows that the day of darkness is ready at hand.

Jb 15:24Distress and straits terrify him; / They prevail against him, like a king prepared for the attack;

Jb 15:25Because he stretched out his hand against God, / And against the Almighty he acted mightily,

Jb 15:26Running against Him with a stiff neck, / With the thick bosses of his shield;

Jb 15:27Because he covered his face with his fatness / And gathered fat upon his loins;

Jb 15:28And he dwelt in desolated cities, / In houses which should not have been inhabited, / Which were appointed to become heaps.

Jb 15:29He will not be rich, and his wealth will not endure; / Nor will his produce bend down to the earth.

Jb 15:30He will not go away from darkness; / The flame will dry up his shoots, / And by the breath of His mouth he will go away.

Jb 15:31Let him not trust in vanity, deceiving himself; / For vanity will be his recompense.

Jb 15:32It will be fully paid before his day, / And his branch will not be flourishing.

Jb 15:33He will shake off his unripe grapes like a vine, / And he will cast off his blossom like an olive tree.

Jb 15:34For the company of the profane will be barren, / And fire will devour the tents of bribery.

Jb 15:35They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity, / And their heart prepares deceit.

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