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Job 15 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:
2 "You are supposed to be a wise man, and yet you give us all this foolish talk. You are nothing but a windbag. 2 "Would a wise man answer with empty notions or fill his belly with the hot east wind?
3 It isn't right to speak so foolishly. What good do such words do? 3 Would he argue with useless words, with speeches that have no value?
4 Have you no fear of God, no reverence for him? 4 But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God.
5 Your sins are telling your mouth what to say. Your words are based on clever deception. 5 Your sin prompts your mouth; you adopt the tongue of the crafty.
6 But why should I condemn you? Your own mouth does!" 6 Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you.
7 "Were you the first person ever born? Were you born before the hills were made? 7 "Are you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills?
8 Were you listening at God's secret council? Do you 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 we don't? 9 What do you know that we do not know? What insights do you have that we do not have?
10 On our side are aged, gray-haired men much older than your father!" 10 The gray-haired and the aged are on our side, men even older than your father.
11 "Is God's comfort too little for you? Is his gentle word not enough? 11 Are God's consolations not enough for you, words spoken gently to you?
12 What has captured your reason? What has weakened your vision, 12 Why has your heart carried you away, and why do your eyes flash,
13 that you turn against God and say all these evil things? 13 so that you vent your rage against God and pour out such words from your mouth?
14 Can a mortal be pure? Can a human be just? 14 "What is man, that he could be pure, or one born of woman, that he could be righteous?
15 Why, God doesn't even trust the angels ! Even the heavens cannot be absolutely 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 pure is a corrupt and sinful person with a thirst for wickedness!" 16 how much less man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks up evil like water!
17 "If you will listen, I will answer you from my own experience. 17 "Listen to me and I will explain to you; let me tell you what I have seen,
18 And it is confirmed by the experience of wise men who have heard the same thing from their fathers, 18 what wise men have declared, hiding nothing received from their fathers
19 those to whom the land was given long before any foreigners arrived." 19 (to whom alone the land was given when no alien passed among them):
20 "Wicked people are in pain throughout their lives. 20 All his days the wicked man suffers torment, the ruthless through all the years stored up for him.
21 They are surrounded by terrors, and even on good days they fear the attack of the destroyer. 21 Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.
22 They dare not go out into the darkness for fear they will be murdered. 22 He despairs of escaping the darkness; he is marked for the sword.
23 They wander abroad for bread, saying, 'Where is it?' They know their ruin is certain. 23 He wanders about--food for vultures; he knows the day of darkness is at hand.
24 That dark day terrifies them. They live in distress and anguish, like a king preparing for an attack. 24 Distress and anguish fill him with terror; they overwhelm him, like a king poised to attack,
25 For they have clenched their fists against God, defying the Almighty. 25 because he shakes his fist at God and vaunts himself against the Almighty,
26 Holding their strong shields, they defiantly charge against him." 26 defiantly charging against him with a thick, strong shield.
27 "These wicked people are fat and rich, 27 "Though his face is covered with fat and his waist bulges with flesh,
28 but their cities will be ruined. They will live in abandoned houses that are ready to tumble down. 28 he will inhabit ruined towns and houses where no one lives, houses crumbling to rubble.
29 They will not continue to be rich. Their wealth will not endure, and their possessions will no longer spread across the horizon." 29 He will no longer be rich and his wealth will not endure, nor will his possessions spread over the land.
30 "They will not escape the darkness. The flame will burn them up, and the breath of God will destroy everything they have. 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 them no longer trust in empty riches. They are only fooling themselves, for emptiness will be their only reward. 31 Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return.
32 They will be cut down in the prime of life, and all they counted on will disappear. 32 Before his time he will be paid in full, and his branches will not flourish.
33 They will be like a vine whose grapes are harvested before they are ripe, like an olive tree that sheds its blossoms so the fruit cannot form. 33 He will be like a vine stripped of its unripe grapes, like an olive tree shedding its blossoms.
34 For the godless are barren. Their homes, enriched through bribery, will be consumed by fire. 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 evil, and their hearts give birth only to deceit." 35 They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb fashions deceit."