Job 22
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Eliphaz: Can a Man Be of Use to God?

1And Eliphaz the Temanite will answer and say,

2Shall a man profit to God as he understanding shall profit for himself?

3Did it please to the Almighty that thou wilt be just? and if gain if thou wilt perfect thy ways?

4Will he reprove thee from thy fear? Will he go with thee into judgment?

5Is not thine evil much? and no end to thine iniquities?

6For thou wilt take a pledge of thy brethren, in vain, and the garments of the naked thou wilt strip of.

7Thou wilt not give to the weary one water to drink, and from the hungry one thou wilt withhold bread.

8And the man of arm, to him the earth; and the lifted up of face dwelt in it.

9Thou didst send away widows empty, and the arms of the orphans will be broken.

10For this, snares are round about thee, and sudden fear will terrify thee;

11Or darkness thou wilt not see; and abundance of waters shall cover thee.

12Is not God high in the heavens? and see the head of the stars for they were lifted up.

13And thou saidst How shall God know? Shall he judge in the cloud of darkness?

14Clouds a covering to him, and he will not see; and he will go about the circle of the heavens.

15Wilt thou watch the path of old which men of iniquity trod?

16Who were laid hold of, and no time a river will pour out their foundation?

17They saying to God, Depart from us: and what shall the Almighty do for them?

18And he filled their houses with good: and the counsel of the unjust was far from me.

19The just shall see and shall be glad: and the innocent shall deride at them.

20If our adversaries were not destroyed, and their remnant the fire shall devour.

21Be acquainted now with him, and be safe: by them shall good come to thee.

22Take now the law from his mouth, and set his words in thy heart.

23If thou wilt turn back even to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt remove iniquity far off from thy tent.

24Place thou gold upon the dust, and the precious ore of the torrents of Ophir.

25And the Almighty was thy gold and silver of labors to thee.

26For then upon the Almighty shalt thou delight thyself, and thou shalt lift up thy face to God.

27And thou shalt pray to him, and he will hear thee, and thou shalt repay thy vows.

28And thou shalt decide the word, and it shall be set up to thee: and the light shone upon thy ways.

29For they were humbled, and thou wilt say, A lifting up; and he will save him depressed of eyes.

30He will deliver the island of the innocent: and it was delivered by the pureness of thine hands.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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