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Job 15

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

Job 15:18  
(which wise men have told by their fathers, and have not hidden it;

Job 15:19
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.”


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