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Job 15 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Then Elifaz the Temanite answered, 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:
2 "Should a wise man answer with vain knowledge, And fill himself with the east wind? 2 "Would a wise man answer with empty notions or fill his belly with the hot east wind?
3 Should he reason with unprofitable talk, Or with speeches with which he can do no good? 3 Would he argue with useless words, with speeches that have no value?
4 Yes, you do away with fear, And hinder devotion before God. 4 But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God.
5 For your iniquity teaches your mouth, 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, and not I; Yes, your own lips testify against you. 6 Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you.
7 "Are you the first man who was 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 Have you heard the secret counsel of God? Do you limit wisdom to yourself? 8 Do you listen in on God's council? Do you limit wisdom to yourself ?
9 What do you know, that we don't know? What do you understand, 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 With us are both the gray-headed and the very aged men, Much elder than your 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 you, Even the word that is gentle toward you? 11 Are God's consolations not enough for you, words spoken gently to you?
12 Why does your heart carry you away? Why do your eyes flash, 12 Why has your heart carried you away, and why do your eyes flash,
13 That you turn your spirit against God, And let such words go out of 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 clean? He who 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 puts no trust in his holy ones; Yes, the heavens are not clean 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 abominable and corrupt, A man who drinks iniquity like water! 16 how much less man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks up evil like water!
17 "I will show you, listen to me; That which 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 it; 18 what wise men have declared, hiding nothing received from their fathers
19 To whom alone the land was given, And no stranger passed among them): 19 (to whom alone the land was given when no alien passed among them):
20 The wicked man travails with pain all his days, Even the number of years that are laid up for the oppressor. 20 All his days the wicked man suffers torment, the ruthless through all the years stored up for him.
21 A sound of terrors is in his ears; In prosperity the destroyer shall come on him. 21 Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.
22 He doesn't believe that he shall return out of darkness, He is waited for by the sword. 22 He despairs of escaping the darkness; he is marked for the sword.
23 He wanders abroad for bread, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows 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 to the battle. 24 Distress and anguish fill him with terror; they overwhelm him, like a king poised to attack,
25 Because he has stretched out his hand against God, And behaves himself proudly against Shaddai; 25 because he shakes his fist at God and vaunts himself against the Almighty,
26 He runs at him with a stiff neck, With the thick shields of his bucklers; 26 defiantly charging against him with a thick, strong shield.
27 Because he has covered his face with his fatness, And gathered fat on his loins. 27 "Though his face is covered with fat and his waist bulges with flesh,
28 He has lived in desolate cities, In houses which no one inhabited, Which were ready to become heaps. 28 he will inhabit ruined towns and houses where no one lives, houses crumbling to rubble.
29 He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, Neither shall their possessions be extended on the eretz. 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, By the breath of God's 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 emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness shall be his reward. 31 Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return.
32 It shall be accomplished before his time. 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 grape as the vine, And shall cast off his flower as the olive tree. 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 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. Their heart prepares deceit." 35 They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb fashions deceit."