Job 22:1 ←
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
Job 22:2 ←
Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?
Job 22:3 ←
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?
Job 22:4 ←
Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee into judgment?
Job 22:5 ←
Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite?
Job 22:6 ←
For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.
Job 22:7 ←
Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.
Job 22:8 ←
But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honourable man dwelt in it.
Job 22:9 ←
Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.
Job 22:10 ←
Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee;
Job 22:11 ←
Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee.
Job 22:12 ←
Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!
Job 22:13 ←
And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?
Job 22:14 ←
Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.
Job 22:15 ←
Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?
Job 22:16 ←
Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood:
Job 22:17 ←
Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?
Job 22:18 ←
Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
Job 22:19 ←
The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn.
Job 22:20 ←
Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.
Job 22:21 ←
Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.
Job 22:22 ←
Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.
Job 22:23 ←
If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.
Job 22:24 ←
Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.
Job 22:25 ←
Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.
Job 22:26 ←
For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.
Job 22:27 ←
Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.
Job 22:28 ←
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
Job 22:29 ←
When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.
Job 22:30 ←
He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands.