Job 15:16
Good News Translation
And we drink evil as if it were water; yes, we are corrupt; we are worthless.

Contemporary English Version
what chance do humans have? We are so terribly evil that we thirst for sin.

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

New American Bible
How much less so is the abominable and corrupt: people who drink in iniquity like water!

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How much more is man abominable, and unprofitable, who drinketh iniquity like water?

abominable

Job 4:19 How much more shall they that dwell in houses of clay, who have an earthly foundation, be consumed as with the moth?

Job 42:6 Therefore I reprehend myself, and do penance in dust and ashes.

Psalm 14:1-3 Unto the end, a psalm for David. The fool hath said in his heart: There is no God. They are corrupt, and are become abominable in their ways: there is none that doth good, no not one. . . .

Psalm 53:3 All have gone aside, they are become unprofitable together, there is none that doth good, no not one.

Romans 1:28-30 And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient. . . .

Romans 3:9-19 What then? Do we excel them? No, not so. For we have charged both Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin. . . .

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.

drinketh

Job 20:12 For when evil shall be sweet in his mouth, he will hide it under his tongue.

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

Proverbs 19:28 An unjust witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.

Context
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
15Behold among his saints none is unchangeable, and the heavens are not pure in his sight. 16How much more is man abominable, and unprofitable, who drinketh iniquity like water?17I will shew thee, hear me: and I will tell thee what I have seen.…
Cross References
Job 15:17
I will shew thee, hear me: and I will tell thee what I have seen.

Job 20:12
For when evil shall be sweet in his mouth, he will hide it under his tongue.

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

Psalm 14:1
Unto the end, a psalm for David. The fool hath said in his heart: There is no God. They are corrupt, and are become abominable in their ways: there is none that doth good, no not one.

Proverbs 19:28
An unjust witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.

Additional Translations
how much less man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks injustice like water?How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinks iniquity like water?

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

Alas then, abominable and unclean is man, drinking unrighteousness as a draught.

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

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

How much more abominable and filthy is man, who drinketh iniquity like water?

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

Also -- surely abominable and filthy Is man drinking as water perverseness.
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