Job 22 NAS

Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite responded *,

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    • a 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 the Almighty if you are righteous, Or profit if you make your ways perfect?

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        • b 22:3 - Heb "Shaddai"
          4 "Is it because of your reverence 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 men naked.

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          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 strength 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 distant stars, how high they are!

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            • f 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 vault of heaven.'

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                  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 washed away by a river?

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                  17 "They 23said to God, 'Depart from us!' And 'What can the 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 abundance 27the fire has consumed.'

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                  21 "28Yield now and be at peace with Him; Thereby good will come to you.

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                    • k 22:21 - Or "Know intimately"
                      22 "Please receive 29instruction from His mouth And establish His words in your heart.

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

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

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                          25 Then the Almighty will be your gold And choice silver to you.

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                              26 "For then you will 33delight in the 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 you are cast down, you will speak with confidence, And the 37humble * person * He will save.

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                                • s 22:29 - Lit "they cast" you "down"
                                • t 22:29 - Lit "pride"
                                • u 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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