Job 22:4-14 NIV

4 "Is it for your piety that he rebukes you and brings charges against you?1

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5 Is not your wickedness great? Are not your sins2 endless?3

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      6 You demanded security4 from your brothers for no reason;5 you stripped men of their clothing, leaving them naked.6

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      7 You gave no water7 to the weary and you withheld food from the hungry,8

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      8 though you were a powerful man, owning land9-- an honored man,10 living on it.11

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      9 And you sent widows12 away empty-handed13 and broke the strength of the fatherless.14

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      10 That is why snares15 are all around you,16 why sudden peril terrifies you,17

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      11 why it is so dark18 you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you.19

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      12 "Is not God in the heights of heaven?20 And see how lofty are the highest stars!

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      13 Yet you say, 'What does God know?21 Does he judge through such darkness?22

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      14 Thick clouds23 veil him, so he does not see us24 as he goes about in the vaulted heavens.'25

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