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Job 22:2-12 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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2 "Can a man be of benefit to God? Can even a wise man benefit him? 2 "Can a man be of benefit to God? Can even a wise man benefit him?
3 What pleasure would it give the Almighty if you were righteous? What would he gain if your ways were blameless? 3 What pleasure would it give the Almighty if you were righteous? What would he gain if your ways were blameless?
4 "Is it for your piety that he rebukes you and brings charges against you? 4 "Is it for your piety that he rebukes you and brings charges against you?
5 Is not your wickedness great? Are not your sins endless? 5 Is not your wickedness great? Are not your sins endless?
6 You demanded security from your brothers for no reason; you stripped men of their clothing, leaving them naked. 6 You demanded security from your brothers for no reason; you stripped men of their clothing, leaving them naked.
7 You gave no water to the weary and you withheld food from the hungry, 7 You gave no water to the weary and you withheld food from the hungry,
8 though you were a powerful man, owning land-- an honored man, living on it. 8 though you were a powerful man, owning land-- an honored man, living on it.
9 And you sent widows away empty-handed and broke the strength of the fatherless. 9 And you sent widows away empty-handed and broke the strength of the fatherless.
10 That is why snares are all around you, why sudden peril terrifies you, 10 That is why snares are all around you, why sudden peril terrifies you,
11 why it is so dark you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you. 11 why it is so dark you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you.
12 "Is not God in the heights of heaven? And see how lofty are the highest stars! 12 "Is not God in the heights of heaven? And see how lofty are the highest stars!