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Job 15

Book of Job - Chapter 15

Job 15:1

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,

Job 15:2

"Should a wise man answer with vain knowledge, and fill himself with the east wind?

Job 15:3

Should he reason with unprofitable talk, or with speeches with which he can do no good?

Job 15:4

Yes, you do away with fear, and hinder devotion before God.

Job 15:5

For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty.

Job 15:6

Your own mouth condemns you, and not I. Yes, your own lips testify against you.

Job 15:7

"Are you the first man who was born? Or were you brought forth before the hills?

Job 15:8

Have you heard the secret counsel of God? Do you limit wisdom to yourself?

Job 15:9

What do you know, that we don't know? What do you understand, which is not in us?

Job 15:10

With us are both the gray-headed and the very aged men, much elder than your father.

Job 15:11

Are the consolations of God too small for you, even the word that is gentle toward you?

Job 15:12

Why does your heart carry you away? Why do your eyes flash,

Job 15:13

That you turn your spirit against God, and let such words go out of your mouth?

Job 15:14

What is man, that he should be clean? What is he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Job 15:15

Behold, he puts no trust in his holy ones. Yes, the heavens are not clean in his sight;

Job 15:16

how much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks iniquity like water!

Job 15:17

"I will show you, listen to me; that which I have seen I will declare:

Job 15:18

(Which wise men have told by their fathers, and have not hidden it;

Job 15:19

to whom alone the land was given, and no stranger passed among them):

Job 15:20

the wicked man writhes in pain all his days, even the number of years that are laid up for the oppressor.

Job 15:21

A sound of terrors is in his ears. In prosperity the destroyer shall come on him.

Job 15:22

He doesn't believe that he shall return out of darkness. He is waited for by the sword.

Job 15:23

He wanders abroad for bread, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Job 15:24

Distress and anguish make him afraid. They prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.

Job 15:25

Because he has stretched out his hand against God, and behaves himself proudly against the Almighty;

Job 15:26

he runs at him with a stiff neck, with the thick shields of his bucklers;

Job 15:27

because he has covered his face with his fatness, and gathered fat on his thighs.

Job 15:28

He has lived in desolate cities, in houses which no one inhabited, which were ready to become heaps.

Job 15:29

He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall their possessions be extended on the earth.

Job 15:30

He shall not depart out of darkness. The flame shall dry up his branches. By the breath of God's mouth shall he go away.

Job 15:31

Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; for emptiness shall be his reward.

Job 15:32

It shall be accomplished before his time. His branch shall not be green.

Job 15:33

He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive tree.

Job 15:34

For the company of the godless shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.

Job 15:35

They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. Their heart prepares deceit."