Job 15:16
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New International Version
how much less mortals, who are vile and corrupt, who drink up evil like water!

New Living Translation
How much less pure is a corrupt and sinful person with a thirst for wickedness!

English Standard Version
how much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks injustice like water!

New American Standard Bible
How much less one who is detestable and corrupt, Man, who drinks iniquity like water!

King James Bible
How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
how much less one who is revolting and corrupt, who drinks injustice like water?

International Standard Version
then how much less is one who is abhorred and corrupted, such as a man who drinks injustice like water?"

NET Bible
how much less man, who is abominable and corrupt, who drinks in evil like water!

New Heart English Bible
how much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks iniquity like water.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
how much less will he trust the one who is disgusting and corrupt, the one who drinks wickedness like water.

JPS Tanakh 1917
How much less one that is abominable and impure, Man who drinketh iniquity like water!

New American Standard 1977
How much less one who is detestable and corrupt,
            Man, who drinks iniquity like water!

Jubilee Bible 2000
How much less the man who is abominable and filthy, who drinks iniquity like water?

King James 2000 Bible
How much more abominable and filthy is man, who drinks iniquity like water?

American King James Version
How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinks iniquity like water?

American Standard Version
How much less one that is abominable and corrupt, A man that drinketh iniquity like water!

Douay-Rheims Bible
How much more is man abominable, and unprofitable, who drinketh iniquity like water?

Darby Bible Translation
How much less the abominable and corrupt, -- man, that drinketh unrighteousness like water!

English Revised Version
How much less one that is abominable and corrupt, a man that drinketh iniquity like water!

Webster's Bible Translation
How much more abominable and filthy is man, who drinketh iniquity like water?

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

Young's Literal Translation
Also -- surely abominable and filthy Is man drinking as water perverseness.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:1-16 Eliphaz begins a second attack upon Job, instead of being softened by his complaints. He unjustly charges Job with casting off the fear of God, and all regard to him, and restraining prayer. See in what religion is summed up, fearing God, and praying to him; the former the most needful principle, the latter the most needful practice. Eliphaz charges Job with self-conceit. He charges him with contempt of the counsels and comforts given him by his friends. We are apt to think that which we ourselves say is important, when others, with reason, think little of it. He charges him with opposition to God. Eliphaz ought not to have put harsh constructions upon the words of one well known for piety, and now in temptation. It is plain that these disputants were deeply convinced of the doctrine of original sin, and the total depravity of human nature. Shall we not admire the patience of God in bearing with us? and still more his love to us in the redemption of Christ Jesus his beloved Son?
Study Bible
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
15"Behold, He puts no trust in His holy ones, And the heavens are not pure in His sight; 16How much less one who is detestable and corrupt, Man, who drinks iniquity like water! 17"I will tell you, listen to me; And what I have seen I will also declare;…
Cross References
Job 15:17
"I will tell you, listen to me; And what I have seen I will also declare;

Job 20:12
"Though evil is sweet in his mouth And he hides it under his tongue,

Job 34:7
"What man is like Job, Who drinks up derision like water,

Psalm 14:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.

Proverbs 19:28
A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice, And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity.
Treasury of Scripture

How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinks iniquity like water?

How much (Rather, 'How much less (aph kee,) abominable and filthy man,' who, under the influence of sinful propensities, commits sin as greedily as a thirsty man or camel drinks down water.)

abominable

Job 4:19 How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation …

Job 42:6 Why I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Psalm 14:1-3 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, …

Psalm 53:3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; …

Romans 1:28-30 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God …

Romans 3:9-19 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before …

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, …

drinketh

Job 20:12 Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;

Job 34:7 What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water?

Proverbs 19:28 An ungodly witness scorns judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devours …

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