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Job 15 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said, 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:
2 Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind, 2 "Would a wise man answer with empty notions or fill his belly with the hot east wind?
3 Reasoning with unprofitable talk, and with speeches which do no good? 3 Would he argue with useless words, with speeches that have no value?
4 Yea, thou makest piety of none effect, and restrainest meditation before God. 4 But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God.
5 For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou hast chosen the tongue of the crafty. 5 Your sin prompts your mouth; you adopt the tongue of the crafty.
6 Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I; and thy lips testify against thee. 6 Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you.
7 Art thou the first man that was born? and wast thou brought forth before the hills? 7 "Are you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills?
8 Hast thou listened in the secret council of God? And hast thou absorbed wisdom for thyself? 8 Do you listen in on God's council? Do you limit wisdom to yourself ?
9 What knowest thou that we know not? [what] understandest thou which is not in us? 9 What do you know that we do not know? What insights do you have that we do not have?
10 Both the greyheaded and the aged are with us, older than thy father. 10 The gray-haired and the aged are on our side, men even older than your father.
11 Are the consolations of God too small for thee? and the word gently spoken to thee? 11 Are God's consolations not enough for you, words spoken gently to you?
12 Why doth thy heart carry thee away? and why do thine eyes wink? 12 Why has your heart carried you away, and why do your eyes flash,
13 That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest words go out of thy 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? and he that is born of a 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 Behold, he putteth 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 the abominable and corrupt, -- man, that drinketh unrighteousness like water! 16 how much less man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks up evil like water!
17 I will shew thee, listen to me; and what I have seen I will declare; 17 "Listen to me and I will explain to you; let me tell you what I have seen,
18 Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hidden; 18 what wise men have declared, hiding nothing received from their fathers
19 Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them. 19 (to whom alone the land was given when no alien passed among them):
20 All his days the wicked man is tormented, and numbered years are allotted to the violent. 20 All his days the wicked man suffers torment, the ruthless through all the years stored up for him.
21 The sound of terrors is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer cometh upon him. 21 Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.
22 He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is singled out for the sword. 22 He despairs of escaping the darkness; he is marked for the sword.
23 He wandereth abroad for bread, -- where may it be? He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand. 23 He wanders about--food for vultures; he knows the day of darkness is at hand.
24 Distress and anguish make him afraid; they prevail against him, as a king ready for the battle. 24 Distress and anguish fill him with terror; they overwhelm him, like a king poised to attack,
25 For he hath stretched out his hand against God, and strengthened himself against the Almighty: 25 because he shakes his fist at God and vaunts himself against the Almighty,
26 He runneth against him, with [outstretched] neck, with the thick bosses of his bucklers; 26 defiantly charging against him with a thick, strong shield.
27 For he hath covered his face with his fatness, and gathered fat upon [his] flanks. 27 "Though his face is covered with fat and his waist bulges with flesh,
28 And he dwelleth in desolate cities, in houses that no man inhabiteth, which are destined to become heaps. 28 he will inhabit ruined towns and houses where no one lives, houses crumbling to rubble.
29 He shall not become rich, neither shall his substance continue, and their possessions shall not extend upon the earth. 29 He will no longer be rich and his wealth will not endure, nor will his possessions spread over the land.
30 He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches; and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away. 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 trust in vanity: he is deceived, for vanity shall be his recompense; 31 Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return.
32 It shall be complete before his day, and his branch shall not be green. 32 Before his time he will be paid in full, and his branches will not flourish.
33 He shall shake off his unripe grapes as a vine, and shall cast his flower as an olive. 33 He will be like a vine stripped of its unripe grapes, like an olive tree shedding its blossoms.
34 For the family of the ungodly shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery. 34 For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes.
35 They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity, and their belly prepareth deceit. 35 They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb fashions deceit."