Job 15 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said, 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:
2 "Should [the] wise answer [with] windy knowledge, and should he fill his stomach [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 argue in talk [that] is not profitable or [in] words with which he cannot do good? 3 Would he argue with useless words, with speeches that have no value?
4 "{What is worse}, you yourself are doing away with fear, and you are lessening meditation {before} God. 4 But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God.
5 For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose [the] tongue of [the] crafty. 5 Your sin prompts your mouth; you adopt the tongue of the crafty.
6 Your mouth condemns you, and not I; and your lips testify against you. 6 Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you.
7 "Were you born the firstborn of the human race? And 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 listened in God's confidential discussion? And 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 do not know? [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] old [are] among us-- {those older 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, a word [spoken] gently with you? 11 Are God's consolations not enough for you, words spoken gently to you?
12 Why does your heart carry you away? And 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 you 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] a human being, that he can be clean, or that [one] born of a woman can be righteous? 14 "What is man, that he could be pure, or one born of woman, that he could be righteous?
15 Look, he does not trust his holy ones, and [the] heavens are not clean in his eyes. 15 If God places no trust in his holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes,
16 {How much less} he who is abominable and corrupt, a man drinking wickedness 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; and what I have seen, I will tell-- 17 "Listen to me and I will explain to you; let me tell you what I have seen,
18 what wise men have told, and they have not hidden [that which is] from their ancestors, 18 what wise men have declared, hiding nothing received from their fathers
19 {to whom alone} the land was given, and no stranger passed through their midst. 19 (to whom alone the land was given when no alien passed among them):
20 "All of the wicked [one's] days he is writhing, even [through] the number of years that are laid up for the tyrant. 20 All his days the wicked man suffers torment, the ruthless through all the years stored up for him.
21 Sounds of terror [are] in his ears; in prosperity [the] destroyer will come [against] him. 21 Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.
22 {He cannot trust that he will return} from darkness, and he himself is destined for [the] sword. 22 He despairs of escaping the darkness; he is marked for the sword.
23 "He is wandering for bread, [saying], 'Where [is it]?' He knows that a day of darkness [is] ready {at hand}. 23 He wanders about--food for vultures; he knows the day of darkness is at hand.
24 Anguish and distress terrify him; they overpower him like a king ready for the battle. 24 Distress and anguish fill him with terror; they overwhelm him, like a king poised to attack,
25 Because he stretched out his hand against God, and he was arrogant to Shaddai; 25 because he shakes his fist at God and vaunts himself against the Almighty,
26 he {stubbornly} runs against him {with his thick-bossed shield}. 26 defiantly charging against him with a thick, strong shield.
27 "Because he has covered his face with his fat and has gathered fat upon [his] loins, 27 "Though his face is covered with fat and his waist bulges with flesh,
28 {he will dwell} [in] desolate cities, in houses that they should not inhabit, which are destined for rubble. 28 he will inhabit ruined towns and houses where no one lives, houses crumbling to rubble.
29 He will not become rich, and his wealth will not endure, and their possessions will not stretch across 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 will not escape from darkness; a flame will dry up his new shoot, and by the wind of his mouth he shall be removed. 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--he will be deceiving himself-- for worthlessness will be his recompense. 31 Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return.
32 It will be paid in full {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 shake off his unripe fruit like the vine, and he will cast off his blossom like 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 [is] barren, and fire consumes the tents of those who accept 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 bring forth mischief, and their womb prepares deceit." 35 They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb fashions deceit."