Job 15:1 ←
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,
Job 15:2 ←
“Should a wise man answer with vain knowledge, and fill himself with the east wind?
Job 15:3 ←
Should he reason with unprofitable talk, or with speeches with which he can do no good?
Job 15:4 ←
Yes, you do away with fear, and hinder devotion before God.
Job 15:5 ←
For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty.
Job 15:6 ←
Your own mouth condemns you, and not I. Yes, your own lips testify against you.
Job 15:7 ←
“Are you the first man who was born? Or were you brought out before the hills?
Job 15:8 ←
Have you heard the secret counsel of God? Do you limit wisdom to yourself?
Job 15:9 ←
What do you know that we don’t know? What do you understand which is not in us?
Job 15:10 ←
With us are both the gray-headed and the very aged men, much older than your father.
Job 15:11 ←
Are the consolations of God too small for you, even the word that is gentle toward you?
Job 15:12 ←
Why does your heart carry you away? Why do your eyes flash,
Job 15:13 ←
that you turn your spirit against God, and let such words go out of your mouth?
Job 15:14 ←
What is man, that he should be clean? What is he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
Job 15:15 ←
Behold, he puts no trust in his holy ones. Yes, the heavens are not clean in his sight;
Job 15:16 ←
how much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks iniquity like water!
Job 15:17 ←
“I will show you, listen to me; that which I have seen I will declare
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(which wise men have told by their fathers, and have not hidden it;
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to whom alone the land was given, and no stranger passed among them):
Job 15:20 ←
the wicked man writhes in pain all his days, even the number of years that are laid up for the oppressor.
Job 15:21 ←
A sound of terrors is in his ears. In prosperity the destroyer will come on him.
Job 15:22 ←
He doesn’t believe that he will return out of darkness. He is waited for by the sword.
Job 15:23 ←
He wanders abroad for bread, saying, ‘Where is it?’ He knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
Job 15:24 ←
Distress and anguish make him afraid. They prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
Job 15:25 ←
Because he has stretched out his hand against God, and behaves himself proudly against the Almighty,
Job 15:26 ←
he runs at him with a stiff neck, with the thick shields of his bucklers,
Job 15:27 ←
because he has covered his face with his fatness, and gathered fat on his thighs.
Job 15:28 ←
He has lived in desolate cities, in houses which no one inhabited, which were ready to become heaps.
Job 15:29 ←
He will not be rich, neither will his substance continue, neither will their possessions be extended on the earth.
Job 15:30 ←
He will not depart out of darkness. The flame will dry up his branches. He will go away by the breath of God’s mouth.
Job 15:31 ←
Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself, for emptiness will be his reward.
Job 15:32 ←
It will be accomplished before his time. His branch will not be green.
Job 15:33 ←
He will shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and will cast off his flower as the olive tree.
Job 15:34 ←
For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of bribery.
Job 15:35 ←
They conceive mischief and produce iniquity. Their heart prepares deceit.”