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Job 22

NIV 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: NIV 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: NIV 2 "Can a man be of benefit to God? Can even a wise man benefit him? NIV 2 "Can a man be of benefit to God? Can even a wise man benefit him? NIV 3 What pleasure would it give the Almighty if you were righteous? What would he gain if your ways were blameless? NIV 3 What pleasure would it give the Almighty if you were righteous? What would he gain if your ways were blameless? NIV 4 "Is it for your piety that he rebukes you and brings charges against you? NIV 4 "Is it for your piety that he rebukes you and brings charges against you? NIV 5 Is not your wickedness great? Are not your sins endless? NIV 5 Is not your wickedness great? Are not your sins endless? NIV 6 You demanded security from your brothers for no reason; you stripped men of their clothing, leaving them naked. NIV 6 You demanded security from your brothers for no reason; you stripped men of their clothing, leaving them naked. NIV 7 You gave no water to the weary and you withheld food from the hungry, NIV 7 You gave no water to the weary and you withheld food from the hungry, NIV 8 though you were a powerful man, owning land-- an honored man, living on it. NIV 8 though you were a powerful man, owning land-- an honored man, living on it. NIV 9 And you sent widows away empty-handed and broke the strength of the fatherless. NIV 9 And you sent widows away empty-handed and broke the strength of the fatherless. NIV 10 That is why snares are all around you, why sudden peril terrifies you, NIV 10 That is why snares are all around you, why sudden peril terrifies you, NIV 11 why it is so dark you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you. NIV 11 why it is so dark you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you. NIV 12 "Is not God in the heights of heaven? And see how lofty are the highest stars! NIV 12 "Is not God in the heights of heaven? And see how lofty are the highest stars! NIV 13 Yet you say, 'What does God know? Does he judge through such darkness? NIV 13 Yet you say, 'What does God know? Does he judge through such darkness? NIV 14 Thick clouds veil him, so he does not see us as he goes about in the vaulted heavens.' NIV 14 Thick clouds veil him, so he does not see us as he goes about in the vaulted heavens.' NIV 15 Will you keep to the old path that evil men have trod? NIV 15 Will you keep to the old path that evil men have trod? NIV 16 They were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood. NIV 16 They were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood. NIV 17 They said to God, 'Leave us alone! What can the Almighty do to us?' NIV 17 They said to God, 'Leave us alone! What can the Almighty do to us?' NIV 18 Yet it was he who filled their houses with good things, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked. NIV 18 Yet it was he who filled their houses with good things, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked. NIV 19 "The righteous see their ruin and rejoice; the innocent mock them, saying, NIV 19 "The righteous see their ruin and rejoice; the innocent mock them, saying, NIV 20 'Surely our foes are destroyed, and fire devours their wealth.' NIV 20 'Surely our foes are destroyed, and fire devours their wealth.' NIV 21 "Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. NIV 21 "Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. NIV 22 Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart. NIV 22 Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart. NIV 23 If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored: If you remove wickedness far from your tent NIV 23 If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored: If you remove wickedness far from your tent NIV 24 and assign your nuggets to the dust, your gold of Ophir to the rocks in the ravines, NIV 24 and assign your nuggets to the dust, your gold of Ophir to the rocks in the ravines, NIV 25 then the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you. NIV 25 then the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you. NIV 26 Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty and will lift up your face to God. NIV 26 Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty and will lift up your face to God. NIV 27 You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows. NIV 27 You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows. NIV 28 What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways. NIV 28 What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways. NIV 29 When men are brought low and you say, 'Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast. NIV 29 When men are brought low and you say, 'Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast. NIV 30 He will deliver even one who is not innocent, who will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands." NIV 30 He will deliver even one who is not innocent, who will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands."