Job 15:15-25 NIV

15 If God places no trust in his holy ones,1 if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes,2

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16 how much less man, who is vile and corrupt,3 who drinks up evil4 like water!5

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17 "Listen to me and I will explain to you; let me tell you what I have seen,6

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18 what wise men have declared, hiding nothing received from their fathers7

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19 (to whom alone the land8 was given when no alien passed among them):

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20 All his days the wicked man suffers torment,9 the ruthless through all the years stored up for him.10

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21 Terrifying sounds fill his ears;11 when all seems well, marauders attack him.12

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22 He despairs of escaping the darkness;13 he is marked for the sword.14

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23 He wanders about15--food for vulturesa;16 he knows the day of darkness17 is at hand.18

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    • a 15:23 - Or "about, looking for food"
      24 Distress and anguish19 fill him with terror;20 they overwhelm him, like a king21 poised to attack,

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          25 because he shakes his fist22 at God and vaunts himself against the Almighty,23

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