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Job 15

Job 15:1
Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

Job 15:2  
Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?

Job 15:3  
Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?

Job 15:4  
Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.

Job 15:5  
For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.

Job 15:6  
Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee.

Job 15:7  
Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?

Job 15:8  
Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?

Job 15:9  
What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?

Job 15:10  
With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.

Job 15:11
Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?

Job 15:12  
Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,

Job 15:13
That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?

Job 15:14  
What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Job 15:15  
Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.

Job 15:16  
How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?

Job 15:17  
I will shew thee, hear me; and that which I have seen I will declare;

Job 15:18  
Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:

Job 15:19
Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.

Job 15:20  
The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.

Job 15:21  
A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

Job 15:22  
He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.

Job 15:23  
He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Job 15:24  
Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.

Job 15:25  
For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.

Job 15:26  
He runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:

Job 15:27  
Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.

Job 15:28
And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.

Job 15:29  
He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.

Job 15:30  
He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.

Job 15:31  
Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.

Job 15:32  
It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.

Job 15:33  
He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.

Job 15:34  
For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.

Job 15:35  
They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.


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