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Job 22

BBE 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite made answer and said, NIV 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: BBE 2 Is it possible for a man to be of profit to God? No, for a man's wisdom is only of profit to himself. NIV 2 “Can a man be of benefit to God? Can even a wise person benefit him? BBE 3 Is it of any interest to the Ruler of all that you are upright? or is it of use to him that your ways are without sin? NIV 3 What pleasure would it give the Almighty if you were righteous? What would he gain if your ways were blameless? BBE 4 Is it because you give him honour that he is sending punishment on you and is judging you? NIV 4 “Is it for your piety that he rebukes you and brings charges against you? BBE 5 Is not your evil-doing great? and there is no end to your sins. NIV 5 Is not your wickedness great? Are not your sins endless? BBE 6 For you have taken your brother's goods when he was not in your debt, and have taken away the clothing of those who have need of it. NIV 6 You demanded security from your relatives for no reason; you stripped people of their clothing, leaving them naked. BBE 7 You do not give water to the tired traveller, and from him who has no food you keep back bread. NIV 7 You gave no water to the weary and you withheld food from the hungry, BBE 8 For it was the man with power who had the land, and the man with an honoured name who was living in it. NIV 8 though you were a powerful man, owning land— an honored man, living on it. BBE 9 You have sent widows away without hearing their cause, and you have taken away the support of the child who has no father. NIV 9 And you sent widows away empty-handed and broke the strength of the fatherless. BBE 10 For this cause nets are round your feet, and you are overcome with sudden fear. NIV 10 That is why snares are all around you, why sudden peril terrifies you, BBE 11 Your light is made dark so that you are unable to see, and you are covered by a mass of waters. NIV 11 why it is so dark you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you. BBE 12 Is not God as high as heaven? and see the stars, how high they are! NIV 12 “Is not God in the heights of heaven? And see how lofty are the highest stars! BBE 13 And you say, What knowledge has God? is he able to give decisions through the deep dark? NIV 13 Yet you say, ‘What does God know? Does he judge through such darkness? BBE 14 Thick clouds are covering him, so that he is unable to see; and he is walking on the arch of heaven. NIV 14 Thick clouds veil him, so he does not see us as he goes about in the vaulted heavens.’ BBE 15 Will you keep the old way by which evil men went? NIV 15 Will you keep to the old path that the wicked have trod? BBE 16 Who were violently taken away before their time, who were overcome by the rush of waters: NIV 16 They were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood. BBE 17 Who said to God, Go away from us; and, What is the Ruler of all able to do to us? NIV 17 They said to God, ‘Leave us alone! What can the Almighty do to us?’ BBE 18 Though he made their houses full of good things: but the purpose of the evil-doers is far from me! NIV 18 Yet it was he who filled their houses with good things, so I stand aloof from the plans of the wicked. BBE 19 The upright saw it and were glad: and those who had done no wrong made sport of them, NIV 19 The righteous see their ruin and rejoice; the innocent mock them, saying, BBE 20 Saying, Truly, their substance is cut off, and their wealth is food for the fire. NIV 20 ‘Surely our foes are destroyed, and fire devours their wealth.’ BBE 21 Put yourself now in a right relation with him and be at peace: so will you do well in your undertakings. NIV 21 “Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. BBE 22 Be pleased to take teaching from his mouth, and let his words be stored up in your heart. NIV 22 Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart. BBE 23 If you come back to the Ruler of all, making yourself low before him; if you put evil far away from your tents; NIV 23 If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored: If you remove wickedness far from your tent BBE 24 And put your gold in the dust, even your gold of Ophir among the rocks of the valleys; NIV 24 and assign your nuggets to the dust, your gold of Ophir to the rocks in the ravines, BBE 25 Then the Ruler of all will be your gold, and his teaching will be your silver; NIV 25 then the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you. BBE 26 For then you will have delight in the Ruler of all, and your face will be lifted up to God. NIV 26 Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty and will lift up your face to God. BBE 27 You will make your prayer to him, and be answered; and you will give effect to your oaths. NIV 27 You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows. BBE 28 Your purposes will come about, and light will be shining on your ways. NIV 28 What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways. BBE 29 For God makes low those whose hearts are lifted up, but he is a saviour to the poor in spirit. NIV 29 When people are brought low and you say, ‘Lift them up!’ then he will save the downcast. BBE 30 He makes safe the man who is free from sin, and if your hands are clean, salvation will be yours. NIV 30 He will deliver even one who is not innocent, who will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.”

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