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Job 15

NAS 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite responded , NIV 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: NAS 2 "Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge And fill himself with the east wind? NIV 2 "Would a wise man answer with empty notions or fill his belly with the hot east wind? NAS 3 "Should he argue with useless talk, Or with words which are not profitable? NIV 3 Would he argue with useless words, with speeches that have no value? NAS 4 "Indeed, you do away with reverence And hinder meditation before God. NIV 4 But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God. NAS 5 "For your guilt teaches your mouth, And you choose the language of the crafty. NIV 5 Your sin prompts your mouth; you adopt the tongue of the crafty. NAS 6 "Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; And your own lips testify against you. NIV 6 Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you. NAS 7 "Were you the first man to be born, Or were you brought forth before the hills? NIV 7 "Are you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills? NAS 8 "Do you hear the secret counsel of God, And limit wisdom to yourself? NIV 8 Do you listen in on God's council? Do you limit wisdom to yourself ? NAS 9 "What do you know that we do not know? What do you understand that we do not? NIV 9 What do you know that we do not know? What insights do you have that we do not have? NAS 10 "Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us, Older than your father. NIV 10 The gray-haired and the aged are on our side, men even older than your father. NAS 11 "Are the consolations of God too small for you, Even the word spoken gently with you? NIV 11 Are God's consolations not enough for you, words spoken gently to you? NAS 12 "Why does your heart carry you away? And why do your eyes flash, NIV 12 Why has your heart carried you away, and why do your eyes flash, NAS 13 That you should turn your spirit against God And allow such words to go out of your mouth? NIV 13 so that you vent your rage against God and pour out such words from your mouth? NAS 14 "What is man, that he should be pure, Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? NIV 14 "What is man, that he could be pure, or one born of woman, that he could be righteous? NAS 15 "Behold, He puts no trust in His holy ones, And the heavens are not pure in His sight; NIV 15 If God places no trust in his holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes, NAS 16 How much less one who is detestable and corrupt, Man, who drinks iniquity like water! NIV 16 how much less man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks up evil like water! NAS 17 "I will tell you, listen to me; And what I have seen I will also declare; NIV 17 "Listen to me and I will explain to you; let me tell you what I have seen, NAS 18 What wise men have told, And have not concealed from their fathers, NIV 18 what wise men have declared, hiding nothing received from their fathers NAS 19 To whom alone the land was given, And no alien passed among them. NIV 19 (to whom alone the land was given when no alien passed among them): NAS 20 "The wicked man writhes in pain all his days, And numbered are the years stored up for the ruthless. NIV 20 All his days the wicked man suffers torment, the ruthless through all the years stored up for him. NAS 21 "Sounds of terror are in his ears; While at peace the destroyer comes upon him. NIV 21 Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him. NAS 22 "He does not believe that he will return from darkness, And he is destined for the sword. NIV 22 He despairs of escaping the darkness; he is marked for the sword. NAS 23 "He wanders about for food, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that a day of darkness is at hand. NIV 23 He wanders about--food for vultures; he knows the day of darkness is at hand. NAS 24 "Distress and anguish terrify him, They overpower him like a king ready for the attack, NIV 24 Distress and anguish fill him with terror; they overwhelm him, like a king poised to attack, NAS 25 Because he has stretched out his hand against God And conducts himself arrogantly against the Almighty. NIV 25 because he shakes his fist at God and vaunts himself against the Almighty, NAS 26 "He rushes headlong at Him With his massive shield. NIV 26 defiantly charging against him with a thick, strong shield. NAS 27 "For he has covered his face with his fat And made his thighs heavy with flesh. NIV 27 "Though his face is covered with fat and his waist bulges with flesh, NAS 28 "He has lived in desolate cities, In houses no one would inhabit, Which are destined to become ruins. NIV 28 he will inhabit ruined towns and houses where no one lives, houses crumbling to rubble. NAS 29 "He will not become rich, nor will his wealth endure; And his grain will not bend down to the ground. NIV 29 He will no longer be rich and his wealth will not endure, nor will his possessions spread over the land. NAS 30 "He will not escape from darkness; The flame will wither his shoots, And by the breath of His mouth he will go away. NIV 30 He will not escape the darkness; a flame will wither his shoots, and the breath of God's mouth will carry him away. NAS 31 "Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward. NIV 31 Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return. NAS 32 "It will be accomplished before his time, And his palm branch will not be green. NIV 32 Before his time he will be paid in full, and his branches will not flourish. NAS 33 "He will drop off his unripe grape like the vine, And will cast off his flower like the olive tree. NIV 33 He will be like a vine stripped of its unripe grapes, like an olive tree shedding its blossoms. NAS 34 "For the company of the godless is barren, And fire consumes the tents of the corrupt. NIV 34 For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes. NAS 35 "They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity, And their mind prepares deception." NIV 35 They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb fashions deceit."