Job 22 CSB

Eliphaz Speaks

1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

References for Job 22:1

      2 Can a man be of [any] use to God? Can even a wise man be of use to Him?
      3 Does it delight the Almighty if you are righteous? Does He profit if you perfect your behavior?a

      References for Job 22:3

        • a 22:3 - Jb 34:9; 35:3; Ps 30:9
          4 Does He correct you and take you to court because of your piety?b

          References for Job 22:4

              5 Isn't your wickedness abundant and aren't your iniquities endless?
              6 For you took collateral from your brothers without cause, stripping off their clothes and leaving them naked.c

              References for Job 22:6

                • c 22:6 - Ex 22:26; Dt 24:17; Mt 27:28
                  7 You gave no water to the thirsty and withheld food from the famished,d

                  References for Job 22:7

                    • d 22:7 - Jb 31:31; Mt 10:42; 25:42
                      8 while the land belonged to a powerful man and an influential man lived on it.
                      9 You sent widows away empty-handed, and the strength of the fatherless wase crushed.f

                      References for Job 22:9

                        • e 22:9 - LXX, Syr, Vg, Tg read you have
                        • f 22:9 - Ex 22:22; Dt 10:18; 27:19
                          10 Therefore snares surround you, and sudden dread terrifies you,g

                          References for Job 22:10

                            • g 22:10 - Jb 3:25; 18:8-11; Pr 1:26-27
                              11 or darkness, so you cannot see, and a flood of water covers you.h

                              References for Job 22:11

                                  12 Isn't God as high as the heavens? And look at the highest stars-how lofty they are!i

                                  References for Job 22:12

                                    • i 22:12 - Jb 11:7-8; Isa 14:13
                                      13 Yet you say: "What does God know? Can He judge through thick darkness?j

                                      References for Job 22:13

                                        • j 22:13 - Ps 73:11; 97:2; Isa 29:15
                                          14 Clouds veil Himk so that He cannot see, as He walks on the circle of the sky."

                                          References for Job 22:14

                                            • k 22:14 - 2 Sm 22:12; Ps 18:11
                                              15 Will you continue on the ancient path that wicked men have walked?
                                              16 They were snatched away before their time, and their foundations were washed away by a river.
                                              17 They were the ones who said to God, "Leave us alone!" and "What can the Almighty do to us?"lm

                                              References for Job 22:17

                                                • l 22:17 - LXX, Syr; MT reads him
                                                • m 22:17 - Jb 21:14-15
                                                  18 But it was He who filled their houses with good things. The counsel of the wicked is far from me!n

                                                  References for Job 22:18

                                                      19 The righteous see [this] and rejoice; the innocent mock them, [saying],o

                                                      References for Job 22:19

                                                        • o 22:19 - Ps 52:6; 58:10; Pr 1:26-27
                                                          20 "Surely our opponents are destroyed, and fire has consumed what they left behind."
                                                          21 Come to terms with God and be at peace;p in this wayq good will come to you.

                                                          References for Job 22:21

                                                            • p 22:21 - Isa 1:18; Rm 5:1; 2 Co 5:18,20
                                                            • q 22:21 - Lit peace; by them
                                                              22 Receive instruction from His mouth, and place His sayings in your heart.r

                                                              References for Job 22:22

                                                                • r 22:22 - Jb 23:12; Dt 8:3; 32:46
                                                                  23 If you return to the Almighty, you will be renewed. If you banish injustice from your tents

                                                                  References for Job 22:23

                                                                    • s 22:23 - Jb 11:14; Dt 30:9-10; Isa 55:7
                                                                      24 and consign your gold to the dust, [the gold of] Ophirt to the stones in the wadis,u

                                                                      References for Job 22:24

                                                                        • t 22:24 - Jb 28:16; 1 Kg 9:28; 10:11
                                                                        • u 22:24 - Isa 2:20; 31:7; Mt 6:19
                                                                          25 the Almighty will be your gold and your finest silver.
                                                                          26 Then you will delight inv the Almighty and lift up your face to God.w

                                                                          References for Job 22:26

                                                                            • v 22:26 - Jb 27:10; Ps 37:4; Isa 58:14
                                                                            • w 22:26 - Jb 33:26
                                                                              27 You will pray to Him, and He will hear you,x and you will fulfill your vows.

                                                                              References for Job 22:27

                                                                                • x 22:27 - Ps 18:6; 40:1; Pr 15:29
                                                                                  28 When you make a decision, it will be carried out,y and light will shine on your ways.z

                                                                                  References for Job 22:28

                                                                                    • y 22:28 - Lit out for you
                                                                                    • z 22:28 - Pr 4:18; Isa 60:3,19
                                                                                      29 When others are humiliated and you say, "Lift [them] up," God will save the humble.{|

                                                                                      References for Job 22:29

                                                                                        • { 22:29 - Lit bowed of eyes
                                                                                        • | 22:29 - Ps 18:27; Mt 23:12; Jms 4:10
                                                                                          30 He will [even] rescue the guilty one, who will be rescued by the purity of your hands.