Job 15
New American Standard Bible 1995King James Bible
1Then Eliphaz the Temanite responded,1Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,
2"Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge And fill himself with the east wind?2Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?
3"Should he argue with useless talk, Or with words which are not profitable?3Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?
4"Indeed, you do away with reverence And hinder meditation before God.4Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.
5"For your guilt teaches your mouth, And you choose the language of the crafty.5For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.
6"Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; And your own lips testify against you.6Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee.
7"Were you the first man to be born, Or were you brought forth before the hills?7Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?
8"Do you hear the secret counsel of God, And limit wisdom to yourself?8Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?
9"What do you know that we do not know? What do you understand that we do not?9What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?
10"Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us, Older than your father.10With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.
11"Are the consolations of God too small for you, Even the word spoken gently with you?11Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?
12"Why does your heart carry you away? And why do your eyes flash,12Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,
13That you should turn your spirit against God And allow such words to go out of your mouth?13That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?
14"What is man, that he should be pure, Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?14What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
15"Behold, He puts no trust in His holy ones, And the heavens are not pure in His sight;15Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.
16How much less one who is detestable and corrupt, Man, who drinks iniquity like water!16How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?
17"I will tell you, listen to me; And what I have seen I will also declare;17I will shew thee, hear me; and that which I have seen I will declare;
18What wise men have told, And have not concealed from their fathers,18Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:
19To whom alone the land was given, And no alien passed among them.19Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.
20"The wicked man writhes in pain all his days, And numbered are the years stored up for the ruthless.20The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.
21"Sounds of terror are in his ears; While at peace the destroyer comes upon him.21A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.
22"He does not believe that he will return from darkness, And he is destined for the sword.22He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.
23"He wanders about for food, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that a day of darkness is at hand.23He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
24"Distress and anguish terrify him, They overpower him like a king ready for the attack,24Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
25Because he has stretched out his hand against God And conducts himself arrogantly against the Almighty.25For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.
26"He rushes headlong at Him With his massive shield.26He runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:
27"For he has covered his face with his fat And made his thighs heavy with flesh.27Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.
28"He has lived in desolate cities, In houses no one would inhabit, Which are destined to become ruins.28And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.
29"He will not become rich, nor will his wealth endure; And his grain will not bend down to the ground.29He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.
30"He will not escape from darkness; The flame will wither his shoots, And by the breath of His mouth he will go away.30He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
31"Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.31Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.
32"It will be accomplished before his time, And his palm branch will not be green.32It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.
33"He will drop off his unripe grape like the vine, And will cast off his flower like the olive tree.33He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.
34"For the company of the godless is barren, And fire consumes the tents of the corrupt.34For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.
35"They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity, And their mind prepares deception."35They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
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