Job 22 NAS

Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite aresponded *,

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    • ő 22:1 - Lit "answered and said"
      2 "Can a vigorous 1man be of use to God, Or a wise man be useful to himself?

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      3 "Is there any pleasure to bthe Almighty if you are righteous, Or profit if you make your ways perfect?

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        • Œ 22:3 - Heb "Shaddai"
          4 "Is it because of your creverence that He reproves you, That He 2enters into judgment against you?

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          5 "Is not 3your wickedness great, And your iniquities without end?

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          6 "For you have 4taken pledges of your brothers without cause, And 5stripped dmen naked.

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            • Ŕ 22:6 - Lit "clothing of the naked"
              7 "To the weary you have 6given no water to drink, And from the hungry you have 7withheld bread.

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              8 "But the earth 8belongs to the 9mighty man, And 10the honorable * man dwells in it.

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              9 "You have sent 11widows away empty, And the estrength of the 12orphans has been crushed.

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              10 "Therefore * 13snares surround you, And sudden 14dread terrifies you,

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              11 Or 15darkness, so that you cannot see, And an 16abundance of water covers you.

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              12 "Is not God 17in the height of heaven? Look also at the fdistant stars, how high they are!

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                • Ŗ 22:12 - Lit "head, top-most"
                  13 "You say, '18What does God know? Can He judge through the thick darkness?

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                  14 '19Clouds are a hiding place for Him, so that He cannot see; And He walks on the gvault of heaven.'

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                    • ŗ 22:14 - Lit "circle"
                      15 "Will you keep to the ancient path Which 20wicked men have trod,

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                      16 Who were snatched away 21before their time, Whose 22foundations were hwashed away by a river?

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                      17 "They 23said to God, 'Depart from us!' And 'What can ithe Almighty do to them?'

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                      18 "Yet He 24filled their houses with good things; But 25the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

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                      19 "The 26righteous see and are glad, And the innocent mock them,

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                      20 Saying, 'Truly * our adversaries are cut off, And their jabundance 27the fire has consumed.'

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                      21 "k28Yield now and be at peace with Him; Thereby good will come to you.

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                        • ś 22:21 - Or "Know intimately"
                          22 "Please receive l29instruction from His mouth And establish His words in your heart.

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                          23 "If you 30return to mthe Almighty, you will be nrestored; If you 31remove unrighteousness far from your tent,

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                            • ŝ 22:23 - Heb "Shaddai"
                            • Ş 22:23 - Lit "built up"
                              24 And 32place your ogold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks,

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                              25 Then pthe Almighty will be your qgold And choice silver to you.

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                                  26 "For then you will 33delight in rthe Almighty And lift up your face to God.

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                                  27 "You will 34pray to Him, and 35He will hear you; And you will pay your vows.

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                                  28 "You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And 36light will shine on your ways.

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                                  29 "When syou are cast down, you will speak with tconfidence, And the u37humble * person * He will save.

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                                    • ţ 22:29 - Lit "they cast" you "down"
                                    • Ť 22:29 - Lit "pride"
                                    • ť 22:29 - Lit "lowly of eyes"
                                      30 "He will deliver one who is not innocent, And he will be 38delivered through the cleanness of your hands."

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