Parallel Bible results for Job 22

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Job 22

NLT 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: NIV 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: NLT 2 "Can a person's actions be of benefit to God? Can even a wise person be helpful to him? NIV 2 "Can a man be of benefit to God? Can even a wise man benefit him? NLT 3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are righteous? Would it be any gain to him if you were perfect? NIV 3 What pleasure would it give the Almighty if you were righteous? What would he gain if your ways were blameless? NLT 4 Is it because of your reverence for him that he accuses and judges you? NIV 4 "Is it for your piety that he rebukes you and brings charges against you? NLT 5 Not at all! It is because of your wickedness! Your guilt has no limit!" NIV 5 Is not your wickedness great? Are not your sins endless? NLT 6 "For example, you must have lent money to your friend and then kept the clothing he gave you as a pledge. Yes, you stripped him to the bone. NIV 6 You demanded security from your brothers for no reason; you stripped men of their clothing, leaving them naked. NLT 7 You must have refused water for the thirsty and food for the hungry. NIV 7 You gave no water to the weary and you withheld food from the hungry, NLT 8 After all, you think the land belongs to the powerful and that those who are privileged have a right to it! NIV 8 though you were a powerful man, owning land-- an honored man, living on it. NLT 9 You must have sent widows away without helping them and crushed the strength of orphans. NIV 9 And you sent widows away empty-handed and broke the strength of the fatherless. NLT 10 That is why you are surrounded by traps and sudden fears. NIV 10 That is why snares are all around you, why sudden peril terrifies you, NLT 11 That is why you cannot see in the darkness, and waves of water cover you." NIV 11 why it is so dark you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you. NLT 12 "God is so great -- higher than the heavens, higher than the farthest stars. NIV 12 "Is not God in the heights of heaven? And see how lofty are the highest stars! NLT 13 But you reply, 'That's why God can't see what I am doing! How can he judge through the thick darkness? NIV 13 Yet you say, 'What does God know? Does he judge through such darkness? NLT 14 For thick clouds swirl about him, and he cannot see us. He is way up there, walking on the vault of heaven.'" NIV 14 Thick clouds veil him, so he does not see us as he goes about in the vaulted heavens.' NLT 15 "Will you continue on the old paths where evil people have walked? NIV 15 Will you keep to the old path that evil men have trod? NLT 16 They were snatched away in the prime of life, and the foundations of their lives were washed away forever. NIV 16 They were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood. NLT 17 For they said to God, 'Leave us alone! What can the Almighty do for us?' NIV 17 They said to God, 'Leave us alone! What can the Almighty do to us?' NLT 18 But they forgot that he had filled their homes with good things, so I will have nothing to do with that kind of thinking." NIV 18 Yet it was he who filled their houses with good things, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked. NLT 19 "Now the righteous will be happy to see the wicked destroyed, and the innocent will laugh them to scorn. NIV 19 "The righteous see their ruin and rejoice; the innocent mock them, saying, NLT 20 They will say, 'Surely our enemies have been destroyed. The last of them have been consumed in the fire.'" NIV 20 'Surely our foes are destroyed, and fire devours their wealth.' NLT 21 "Stop quarreling with God! If you agree with him, you will have peace at last, and things will go well for you. NIV 21 "Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. NLT 22 Listen to his instructions, and store them in your heart. NIV 22 Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart. NLT 23 If you return to the Almighty and clean up your life, you will be restored. NIV 23 If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored: If you remove wickedness far from your tent NLT 24 Give up your lust for money, and throw your precious gold into the river. NIV 24 and assign your nuggets to the dust, your gold of Ophir to the rocks in the ravines, NLT 25 Then the Almighty himself will be your treasure. He will be your precious silver!" NIV 25 then the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you. NLT 26 "Then you will delight yourself in the Almighty and look up to God. NIV 26 Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty and will lift up your face to God. NLT 27 You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows to him. NIV 27 You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows. NLT 28 Whatever you decide to do will be accomplished, and light will shine on the road ahead of you. NIV 28 What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways. NLT 29 If someone is brought low and you say, 'Help him up,' God will save the downcast. NIV 29 When men are brought low and you say, 'Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast. NLT 30 Then even sinners will be rescued by your pure hands." NIV 30 He will deliver even one who is not innocent, who will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands."