JOB 22

Jb 22:1And Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

Jb 22:2Can a man of might be of any use to God? / No, a man of insight is of use only to himself.

Jb 22:3Is it a matter of delight to the Almighty that you are righteous? / Or is it a gain to Him that you make your ways perfect?

Jb 22:4Is it because of your fear of Him that He reproves you, / That He enters into judgment with you?

Jb 22:5Is not your wickedness great, / And is there no end to your iniquities?

Jb 22:6For you have taken pledges from your brothers without cause / And stripped the naked of their clothing.

Jb 22:7You have not given water to the weary to drink, / And you have withheld bread from the hungry.

Jb 22:8And as for the man of power, the earth was his; / And the man of honor dwelt in it.

Jb 22:9You have sent away the widows empty, / And the arms of the orphans have been crushed.

Jb 22:10Therefore snares are all around you; / And sudden dread troubles you,

Jb 22:11Or darkness, so that you cannot see; / And an abundance of waters covers you.

Jb 22:12Is not God at the height of heaven? / And look at the highest of the stars, how lofty they are!

Jb 22:13And you say, What does God know? / Can He judge through the deep darkness?

Jb 22:14Thick clouds are a covering to Him, so He cannot see; / And He walks upon the circle of the heavens.

Jb 22:15Will you keep the old way, / Which wicked men have trodden?

Jb 22:16Such were snatched away before their time, / Whose foundation was poured forth like a stream;

Jb 22:17Who said to God, Depart from us; / And, What can the Almighty accomplish for us?

Jb 22:18Yet He fills their houses with good things. / But the counsel of the wicked is far from Him.

Jb 22:19The righteous see and rejoice, / And the innocent deride them,

Jb 22:20Saying, Surely those who rose up against us are cut off, / And the remnant of them the fire has devoured.

Jb 22:21Be well disposed to Him and at peace with Him; / By such, good will come upon you.

Jb 22:22Receive instruction from His mouth, / And lay up His words in your heart.

Jb 22:23If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up. / If you put injustice far away from your tents,

Jb 22:24And place your gold nuggets in the dust / And your gold of Ophir in the stones of the brooks,

Jb 22:25Then the Almighty will be your gold nuggets / And precious silver to you.

Jb 22:26For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty, / And you will lift up your countenance to God.

Jb 22:27You will pray to Him, and He will hear you; / And you will repay your vows.

Jb 22:28You will also decree something, and it will be established for you; / And light will shine on your ways.

Jb 22:29When they cast you down, you will say, I am up! / And the lowly person He will save.

Jb 22:30He will deliver him who is not innocent; / Yes, you will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.

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