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Job 22:1-11 (New International Version)

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Eliphaz

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 11 why it is so dark24 you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you.25
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