Job 22:3-13 NIV

3 What pleasure1 would it give the Almighty if you were righteous?2 What would he gain if your ways were blameless?3

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

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5 Is not your wickedness great? Are not your sins5 endless?6

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      6 You demanded security7 from your brothers for no reason;8 you stripped men of their clothing, leaving them naked.9

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      7 You gave no water10 to the weary and you withheld food from the hungry,11

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      8 though you were a powerful man, owning land12-- an honored man,13 living on it.14

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      9 And you sent widows15 away empty-handed16 and broke the strength of the fatherless.17

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      10 That is why snares18 are all around you,19 why sudden peril terrifies you,20

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      11 why it is so dark21 you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you.22

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      12 "Is not God in the heights of heaven?23 And see how lofty are the highest stars!

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      13 Yet you say, 'What does God know?24 Does he judge through such darkness?25

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