Job 22
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1And Eliphaz the Temanite answers and says:

2“Is a man profitable to God, || Because a wise man is profitable to himself?

3Is it a delight to the Mighty One || That you are righteous? Is it gain, || That you make your ways perfect?

4Because of your reverence || Does He reason [with] you? He enters with you into judgment:

5Is your wickedness not abundant? And there is no end to your iniquities.

6For you take a pledge of your brother for nothing, || And you strip off the garments of the naked.

7You do not cause the weary to drink water, || And you withhold bread from the hungry.

8As for the man of arm—he has the earth, || And the accepted of face—he dwells in it.

9You have sent widows away empty, || And the arms of the fatherless are bruised.

10Therefore snares [are] all around you, || And sudden fear troubles you.

11Or darkness—you do not see, || And abundance of waters covers you.

12Is God not high [in] the heavens? And see the summit of the stars, || That they are high.

13And you have said, How has God known? Does He judge through thickness?

14Thick clouds [are] a secret place to Him, || And He does not see, || And He habitually walks [above] the circle of the heavens.

15Do you observe the path of the age, || That men of iniquity have trodden,

16Who have been cut down unexpectedly? A flood is poured out on their foundation.

17Those saying to God, Turn aside from us, || And what does the Mighty One do to them?

18And He has filled their houses [with] good (And the counsel of the wicked || Has been far from me).

19The righteous see and they rejoice, || And the innocent mocks at them:

20Surely our substance has not been cut off, || And fire has consumed their excellence.

21Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace, || Thereby your increase [is] good.

22Please receive a law from His mouth, || And set His sayings in your heart.

23If you return to the Mighty you are built up, || You put iniquity far from your tents.

24So as to set a defense on the dust, || And a covering on a rock of the valleys.

25And the Mighty has been your defense, || And silver [is] strength to you.

26For then you delight yourself on the Mighty, || And lift up your face to God,

27You make supplication to Him, || And He hears you, || And you complete your vows.

28And you decree a saying, || And it is established to you, || And light has shone on your ways.

29For they have made low, || And you say, Lift up. And He saves the bowed down of eyes.

30He delivers the one [who is] not innocent, || Indeed, he has been delivered || By the cleanness of your hands.”

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