Job 22
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1THEN Eliphaz, the Temanite, answered and said,

2O man, can you converse with God; are you equal with him in wisdom?

3What do you profit by trying to make it seem that your ways are perfect because you are afraid?

4He will reprove you, and enter into judgment with you.

5Behold, your wickedness is great, and there is no end to your sins.

6For you have taken a pledge from your brothers for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

7You have not given water to the weary to drink, and you have withheld bread from the hungry.

8There is a man who sows a field for himself, and the mighty man seizes it from him by force.

9You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless you have broken.

10Therefore snares are round about you, and sudden fear causes you to tremble;

11Where is the darkness, that you cannot see; and the flood of water that covers you?

12Behold, God is in the height of heaven, and sees the highest of the stars that are very high.

13And yet you say, How does God know? Can he judge through the thick darkness?

14Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that men cannot see him; and he walks upon the circle of the heaven.

15Have you marked well the old way which wicked men have trodden long ago?

16Those who were cut down before their time, who were stopped at the crossing place of the river of life, and then did not remember who had laid down their pattern of living,

17Who said to God, Depart from us; what can God do for us?

18Yet he filled their houses with good things, and the counsel of the wicked kept away from them.

19The righteous shall see it, and shall be glad; and the innocent shall laugh them to scorn.

20If they are not prostrated because of their stubbornness, then their remnant shall be consumed with fire.

21Make now an agreement with God, and offer to him of your good crops.

22Receive the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

23If you shall repent before God, you shall be built up; if you shall put away iniquity from your dwelling place;

24Then you shall lay up silver like dust, and the gold of Ophir as the sand of the valley.

25Yea, God shall be your defense, and you shall have plenty of silver.

26For then you shall lift up your face to God.

27And you shall make your prayer to him, and he shall hear you, and you shall fulfill your vows.

28You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light shall shine upon your ways.

29For it is said, He who humbles himself shall be exalted; and he who is meek shall be saved.

30The innocent man shall be spared wherever he is, and he shall escape by the purity of his hands.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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