Job 22:1-11 NIV

Eliphaz

1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite1 replied:

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2 "Can a man be of benefit to God?2 Can even a wise man benefit him?3

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3 What pleasure4 would it give the Almighty if you were righteous?5 What would he gain if your ways were blameless?6

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4 "Is it for your piety that he rebukes you and brings charges against you?7

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5 Is not your wickedness great? Are not your sins8 endless?9

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      6 You demanded security10 from your brothers for no reason;11 you stripped men of their clothing, leaving them naked.12

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      7 You gave no water13 to the weary and you withheld food from the hungry,14

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      8 though you were a powerful man, owning land15-- an honored man,16 living on it.17

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      9 And you sent widows18 away empty-handed19 and broke the strength of the fatherless.20

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      10 That is why snares21 are all around you,22 why sudden peril terrifies you,23

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

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