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Job 15 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered: 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:
2 "Should the wise answer with windy knowledge, and fill themselves with the east wind? 2 "Would a wise man answer with empty notions or fill his belly with the hot east wind?
3 Should they argue in unprofitable talk, or in words with which they can do no good? 3 Would he argue with useless words, with speeches that have no value?
4 But you are doing away with the fear of God, and hindering 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 own mouth condemns you, and not I; your own lips testify against you. 6 Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you.
7 "Are you the firstborn of the human race? 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 the council of God? 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 The gray-haired and the aged are on our side, 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, or the word that deals 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 so 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 are mortals, that they can be clean? Or those born of woman, that they can be righteous? 14 "What is man, that he could be pure, or one born of woman, that he could be righteous?
15 God puts no trust even in his holy ones, and 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, one 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; 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 what sages have told, and their ancestors have not hidden, 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 writhe in pain all their days, through all the years that are laid up for the ruthless. 20 All his days the wicked man suffers torment, the ruthless through all the years stored up for him.
21 Terrifying sounds are in their ears; in prosperity the destroyer will come upon them. 21 Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.
22 They despair of returning from darkness, and they are destined for the sword. 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 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 distress and anguish terrify them; they prevail against them, like a king prepared for battle. 24 Distress and anguish fill him with terror; they overwhelm him, like a king poised to attack,
25 Because they stretched out their hands against God, and bid defiance to the Almighty, 25 because he shakes his fist at God and vaunts himself against the Almighty,
26 running stubbornly against him with a thick-bossed shield; 26 defiantly charging against him with a thick, strong shield.
27 because they have covered their faces with their fat, and gathered fat upon their loins, 27 "Though his face is covered with fat and his waist bulges with flesh,
28 they will live in desolate cities, in houses that no one should inhabit, houses destined to become heaps of ruins; 28 he will inhabit ruined towns and houses where no one lives, houses crumbling to rubble.
29 they will not be rich, and their wealth will not endure, nor will they strike root in the earth; 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 from darkness; the flame will dry up their shoots, and their blossom will be swept away by the wind. 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 not trust in emptiness, deceiving themselves; for emptiness will be their 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 their time, and their branch will not be green. 32 Before his time he will be paid in full, and his branches will not flourish.
33 They will shake off their unripe grape, like the vine, and cast off their blossoms, 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 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 evil and their heart prepares deceit." 35 They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb fashions deceit."