Job 22
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1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered: 1וַ֭יַּעַן אֱלִיפַ֥ז הַֽתֵּמָנִ֗י וַיֹּאמַֽר׃
2"Is it to God that a strong man is of benefit? Is it to him that even a wise man is profitable? 2הַלְאֵ֥ל יִסְכָּן־ גָּ֑בֶר כִּֽי־ יִסְכֹּ֖ן עָלֵ֣ימוֹ מַשְׂכִּֽיל׃
3Is it of any special benefit to the Almighty that you should be righteous, or is it any gain to him that you make your ways blameless? 3הַחֵ֣פֶץ לְ֭שַׁדַּי כִּ֣י תִצְדָּ֑ק וְאִם־ בֶּ֝֗צַע כִּֽי־ תַתֵּ֥ם דְּרָכֶֽיךָ׃
4Is it because of your piety that he rebukes you and goes to judgment with you? 4הֲֽ֭מִיִּרְאָ֣תְךָ יֹכִיחֶ֑ךָ יָב֥וֹא עִ֝מְּךָ֗ בַּמִּשְׁפָּֽט׃
5Is not your wickedness great and is there no end to your iniquity? 5הֲלֹ֣א רָעָֽתְךָ֣ רַבָּ֑ה וְאֵֽין־ קֵ֝֗ץ לַעֲוֺנֹתֶֽיךָ׃
6"For you took pledges from your brothers for no reason, and you stripped the clothing from the naked. 6כִּֽי־ תַחְבֹּ֣ל אַחֶ֣יךָ חִנָּ֑ם וּבִגְדֵ֖י עֲרוּמִּ֣ים תַּפְשִֽׁיט׃
7You gave the weary no water to drink and from the hungry you withheld food. 7לֹא־ מַ֭יִם עָיֵ֣ף תַּשְׁקֶ֑ה וּ֝מֵרָעֵ֗ב תִּֽמְנַֽע־ לָֽחֶם׃
8Although you were a powerful man, owning land, an honored man living on it, 8וְאִ֣ישׁ זְ֭רוֹעַ ל֣וֹ הָאָ֑רֶץ וּנְשׂ֥וּא פָ֝נִ֗ים יֵ֣שֶׁב בָּֽהּ׃
9you sent widows away empty-handed, and the arms of the orphans you crushed. 9אַ֭לְמָנוֹת שִׁלַּ֣חְתָּ רֵיקָ֑ם וּזְרֹע֖וֹת יְתֹמִ֣ים יְדֻכָּֽא׃
10That is why snares surround you, and why sudden fear terrifies you, 10עַל־ כֵּ֭ן סְבִיבוֹתֶ֣יךָ פַחִ֑ים וִֽ֝יבַהֶלְךָ פַּ֣חַד פִּתְאֹֽם׃
11why it is so dark you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you. 11אוֹ־ חֹ֥שֶׁךְ לֹֽא־ תִרְאֶ֑ה וְֽשִׁפְעַת־ מַ֥יִם תְּכַסֶּֽךָּ׃
12"Is not God on high in heaven? And see the lofty stars, how high they are! 12הֲ‍ֽלֹא־ אֱ֭לוֹהַּ גֹּ֣בַהּ שָׁמָ֑יִם וּרְאֵ֤ה רֹ֖אשׁ כּוֹכָבִ֣ים כִּי־ רָֽמּוּ׃
13But you have said, 'What does God know? Does he judge through such deep darkness? 13וְֽ֭אָמַרְתָּ מַה־ יָּ֣דַֽע אֵ֑ל הַבְעַ֖ד עֲרָפֶ֣ל יִשְׁפּֽוֹט׃
14Thick clouds are a veil for him, so he does not see us, as he goes back and forth in the vault of heaven.' 14עָבִ֣ים סֵֽתֶר־ ל֭וֹ וְלֹ֣א יִרְאֶ֑ה וְח֥וּג שָׁ֝מַ֗יִם יִתְהַלָּֽךְ׃
15Will you keep to the old path that evil men have walked--15הַאֹ֣רַח עוֹלָ֣ם תִּשְׁמֹ֑ר אֲשֶׁ֖ר דָּרְכ֣וּ מְתֵי־ אָֽוֶן׃
16men who were carried off before their time, when the flood was poured out on their foundations? 16אֲשֶֽׁר־ קֻמְּט֥וּ וְלֹא־ עֵ֑ת נָ֝הָ֗ר יוּצַ֥ק יְסוֹדָֽם׃
17They were saying to God, 'Turn away from us,' and 'What can the Almighty do to us?' 17הָאֹמְרִ֣ים לָ֭אֵל ס֣וּר מִמֶּ֑נּוּ וּמַה־ יִּפְעַ֖ל שַׁדַּ֣י לָֽמוֹ׃
18But it was he who filled their houses with good things--yet the counsel of the wicked was far from me. 18וְה֤וּא מִלֵּ֣א בָתֵּיהֶ֣ם ט֑וֹב וַעֲצַ֥ת רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים רָ֣חֲקָה מֶֽנִּי׃
19The righteous see their destruction and rejoice; the innocent mock them scornfully, saying, 19יִרְא֣וּ צַדִּיקִ֣ים וְיִשְׂמָ֑חוּ וְ֝נָקִ֗י יִלְעַג־ לָֽמוֹ׃
20Surely our enemies are destroyed, and fire consumes their wealth.' 20אִם־ לֹ֣א נִכְחַ֣ד קִימָ֑נוּ וְ֝יִתְרָ֗ם אָ֣כְלָה אֵֽשׁ׃
21"Reconcile yourself with God, and be at peace with him; in this way your prosperity will be good. 21הַסְכֶּן־ נָ֣א עִמּ֑וֹ וּשְׁלם‪‬ בָּ֝הֶ֗ם תְּֽבוֹאַתְךָ֥ טוֹבָֽה׃
22Accept instruction from his mouth and store up his words in your heart. 22קַח־ נָ֣א מִפִּ֣יו תּוֹרָ֑ה וְשִׂ֥ים אֲ֝מָרָ֗יו בִּלְבָבֶֽךָ׃
23If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up; if you remove wicked behavior far from your tent, 23אִם־ תָּשׁ֣וּב עַד־ שַׁ֭דַּי תִּבָּנֶ֑ה תַּרְחִ֥יק עַ֝וְלָ֗ה מֵאָהֳלֶֽךָ׃
24and throw your gold in the dust--your gold of Ophir among the rocks in the ravines--24וְשִׁית־ עַל־ עָפָ֥ר בָּ֑צֶר וּבְצ֖וּר נְחָלִ֣ים אוֹפִֽיר׃
25then the Almighty himself will be your gold, and the choicest silver for you. 25וְהָיָ֣ה שַׁדַּ֣י בְּצָרֶ֑יךָ וְכֶ֖סֶף תּוֹעָפ֣וֹת לָֽךְ׃
26Surely then you will delight yourself in the Almighty, and will lift up your face toward God. 26כִּי־ אָ֭ז עַל־ שַׁדַּ֣י תִּתְעַנָּ֑ג וְתִשָּׂ֖א אֶל־ אֱל֣וֹהַּ פָּנֶֽיךָ׃
27You will pray to him and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows to him. 27תַּעְתִּ֣יר אֵ֭לָיו וְיִשְׁמָעֶ֑ךָּ וּנְדָרֶ֥יךָ תְשַׁלֵּֽם׃
28Whatever you decide on a matter, it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways. 28וְֽתִגְזַר־ א֭וֹמֶר וְיָ֣קָם לָ֑ךְ וְעַל־ דְּ֝רָכֶ֗יךָ נָ֣גַֽהּ אֽוֹר׃
29When people are brought low and you say 'Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast; 29כִּֽי־ הִ֭שְׁפִּילוּ וַתֹּ֣אמֶר גֵּוָ֑ה וְשַׁ֖ח עֵינַ֣יִם יוֹשִֽׁעַ׃
30he will deliver even someone who is not innocent, who will escape through the cleanness of your hands." 30יְֽמַלֵּ֥ט‪‬ אִֽי־ נָקִ֑י וְ֝נִמְלַ֗ט בְּבֹ֣ר כַּפֶּֽיךָ׃ פ
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Job 21
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