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Job 22:1-10 (New International Version)

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1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite1 replied: 2 "Can a man be of benefit to God?2 Can even a wise man benefit him?3 3 What pleasure4 would it give the Almighty if you were righteous?5 What would he gain if your ways were blameless?6 4 "Is it for your piety that he rebukes you and brings charges against you?7 5 Is not your wickedness great? Are not your sins8 endless?9 6 You demanded security10 from your brothers for no reason;11 you stripped men of their clothing, leaving them naked.12 7 You gave no water13 to the weary and you withheld food from the hungry,14 8 though you were a powerful man, owning land15-- an honored man,16 living on it.17 9 And you sent widows18 away empty-handed19 and broke the strength of the fatherless.20 10 That is why snares21 are all around you,22 why sudden peril terrifies you,23
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