Job 15 ESV

Eliphaz Accuses: Job Does Not Fear God

1 Then 1Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:

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2 "Should 2a wise man answer with 3windy knowledge, and fill his 4belly with 5the east wind?

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      3 Should he argue in unprofitable talk, or in words with which he can do no good?
      4 But you are doing away with the fear of Goda and hindering meditation before God.

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        • ‚ 15:4 - Hebrew lacks of God
          5 For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the tongue of the crafty.
          6 Your 6own mouth condemns you, and not I; 7your own lips testify against you.

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          7 8"Are you the first man who was born? Or 9were you brought forth 10before the hills?

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          8 Have you listened in 11the council of God? And do you limit wisdom to yourself?

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          9 12What do you know that we do not know? What do you understand that is not clear to us?

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          10 13Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us, older than your father.

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          11 Are the comforts of God too small for you, or the word that deals gently with you?
          12 Why does your heart carry you away, and why do your eyes flash,
          13 that you turn your 14spirit against God and bring such words out of your mouth?

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          14 15What is man, 16that he can be pure? Or he who is 17born of a woman, that he can be righteous?

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          15 Behold, Godb18puts no trust in his 19holy ones, and the heavens are not pure in his sight;

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              16 20how much less one who is abominable and 21corrupt, a man who 22drinks injustice like water!

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              17 "I will show you; hear me, and what I have seen I will declare
              18 (what wise men have told, without hiding it 23from their fathers,

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              19 to whom alone the land was given, and no 24stranger passed among them).

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              20 The wicked man writhes in pain all his days, through all the 25years that are laid up for 26the ruthless.

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              21 27Dreadful sounds are in his ears; in 28prosperity the destroyer will come upon him.

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              22 He does not believe that he will return out of darkness, and he is marked for the sword.
              23 He 29wanders abroad for bread, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that a day of darkness is ready at his hand;

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              24 distress and anguish terrify him; they 30prevail against him, like a king ready for battle.

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              25 Because he has stretched out his hand against God and defies the Almighty,
              26 31running 32stubbornly against him with a thickly bossed shield;

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              27 because he has 33covered his face with his fat and gathered fat upon his waist

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              28 and has lived in desolate cities, in houses that none should inhabit, which were ready to become heaps of ruins;
              29 he will not be rich, and his wealth will not endure, nor will his possessions spread over the earth;c

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                • „ 15:29 - Or nor will his produce bend down to the earth
                  30 he will not depart from darkness; the flame will dry up his shoots, and by 34the breath of his mouth he will depart.

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                  31 Let him not 35trust in emptiness, deceiving himself, for emptiness will be his payment.

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                  32 It will be paid in full 36before his time, and his branch will not be green.

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                  33 He will shake off his unripe grape like the vine, and cast off his blossom like the olive tree.
                  34 For 37the company of the godless is barren, and 38fire consumes the tents of bribery.

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                  35 They 39conceive trouble and give birth to evil, and their 40womb prepares deceit."

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