Job 15 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:
2 Does a wise man answer with empty counsel or fill himself with the hot east wind? 2 "Would a wise man answer with empty notions or fill his belly with the hot east wind?
3 Should he argue with useless talk or with words that serve no good purpose? 3 Would he argue with useless words, with speeches that have no value?
4 But you even undermine the fear [of God] and hinder meditation before Him. 4 But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God.
5 Your iniquity teaches you what to say, and you choose the language of the crafty. 5 Your sin prompts your mouth; you adopt the tongue of the crafty.
6 Your own mouth condemns you, not I; your own lips testify against you. 6 Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you.
7 Were you the first person ever born, or were you brought forth before the hills? 7 "Are you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills?
8 Do you listen in on the council of God, or have a monopoly on wisdom? 8 Do you listen in on God's council? Do you limit wisdom to yourself ?
9 What do you know that we don't? [What] do you understand that is not [clear] to us? 9 What do you know that we do not know? What insights do you have that we do not have?
10 Both the gray-haired and the elderly are with us, men older than your father. 10 The gray-haired and the aged are on our side, men even older than your father.
11 Are God's consolations not enough for you, even the words that [deal] gently with you? 11 Are God's consolations not enough for you, words spoken gently to you?
12 Why has your heart misled you, and why do your eyes flash 12 Why has your heart carried you away, and why do your eyes flash,
13 as you turn your anger against God and allow such words to leave your mouth? 13 so that you vent your rage against God and pour out such words from your mouth?
14 What is man, that he should be pure, or one born of woman, that he should be righteous? 14 "What is man, that he could be pure, or one born of woman, that he could be righteous?
15 If God puts no trust in His holy ones and the heavens are not pure in His sight, 15 If God places no trust in his holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes,
16 how much less one who is revolting and corrupt, who drinks injustice like water? 16 how much less man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks up evil like water!
17 Listen to me and I will inform you. I will describe what I have seen, 17 "Listen to me and I will explain to you; let me tell you what I have seen,
18 what was declared by wise men and was not suppressed by their ancestors, 18 what wise men have declared, hiding nothing received from their fathers
19 the land was given to them alone when no foreigner passed among them. 19 (to whom alone the land was given when no alien passed among them):
20 A wicked man writhes in pain all his days; few years are stored up for the ruthless. 20 All his days the wicked man suffers torment, the ruthless through all the years stored up for him.
21 Dreadful sounds fill his ears; when he is at peace, a robber attacks him. 21 Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.
22 He doesn't believe he will return from darkness; he is destined for the sword. 22 He despairs of escaping the darkness; he is marked for the sword.
23 He wanders about for food, [saying,] "Where is it?" He knows the day of darkness is at hand. 23 He wanders about--food for vultures; he knows the day of darkness is at hand.
24 Trouble and distress terrify him, overwhelming him like a king prepared for battle. 24 Distress and anguish fill him with terror; they overwhelm him, like a king poised to attack,
25 For he has stretched out his hand against God and has arrogantly opposed the Almighty. 25 because he shakes his fist at God and vaunts himself against the Almighty,
26 He rushes headlong at Him with his thick, studded shields. 26 defiantly charging against him with a thick, strong shield.
27 Though his face is covered with fat and his waistline bulges with it, 27 "Though his face is covered with fat and his waist bulges with flesh,
28 he will dwell in ruined cities, in abandoned houses destined to become piles of rubble. 28 he will inhabit ruined towns and houses where no one lives, houses crumbling to rubble.
29 He will no longer be rich; his wealth will not endure. His possessions will not spread over the land. 29 He will no longer be rich and his wealth will not endure, nor will his possessions spread over the land.
30 He will not escape from the darkness; flames will wither his shoots, and he will depart by the breath of God's mouth. 30 He will not escape the darkness; a flame will wither his shoots, and the breath of God's mouth will carry him away.
31 Let him not put trust in worthless things, being led astray, for what he gets in exchange will prove worthless. 31 Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return.
32 It will be accomplished before his time, and his branch will not flourish. 32 Before his time he will be paid in full, and his branches will not flourish.
33 He will be like a vine that drops its unripe grapes and like an olive tree that sheds its blossoms. 33 He will be like a vine stripped of its unripe grapes, like an olive tree shedding its blossoms.
34 For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of those who offer bribes. 34 For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes.
35 They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb prepares deception. 35 They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb fashions deceit."