Job 22:1
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Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

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Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

English Standard Version
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:

Berean Study Bible
Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

King James Bible
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

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Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:

New American Standard Bible
Then Eliphaz the Temanite responded,

NASB 1995
Then Eliphaz the Temanite responded,

NASB 1977
Then Eliphaz the Temanite responded,

Amplified Bible
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

Christian Standard Bible
Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

American Standard Version
Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Eliphaz the Taymanite answered, and he said:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then Eliphaz the Thaemanite answered and said,

Contemporary English Version
Eliphaz from Teman said:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Eliphaz the Themanite answered, and said:

English Revised Version
Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Eliphaz from Teman replied [to Job],

International Standard Version
Then in response, Eliphaz from Teman said:

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said:

Literal Standard Version
And Eliphaz the Temanite answers and says:

NET Bible
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered:

New Heart English Bible
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,

World English Bible
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,

Young's Literal Translation
And Eliphaz the Temanite answereth and saith: --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz Exhorts Job
1Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: 2“Can a man be of use to God? Can even a wise man benefit Him?…

Cross References
Job 21:34
So how can you comfort me with empty words? For your answers remain full of falsehood."

Job 22:2
"Can a man be of use to God? Can even a wise man benefit Him?


Treasury of Scripture

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,









XXII.

(1) Then answered Eliphaz.--Eliphaz proceeds to reply in a far more exaggerated and offensive tone than he has yet adopted, accusing Job of definite and specific crimes. He begins by asserting that the judgment of God cannot be other than disinterested, that if, therefore, He rewards or punishes, there cannot be anything personal in it.

Verses 1-30. - Eliphaz returns to the attack, but with observations that are at first strangely pointless and irrelevant, e.g. on the unprofitableness of man to God (vers. l, 2), and on the slight importance of Job's case (ver. 3). After this weak prelude, however, there is more vigour in his assault. In vers. 4-9 he directly charges Job with a number of specified sins, and in vers. 10, 11 declares his sufferings to be the consequence of them. He then proceeds to accuse him of denying God's omniscience (vers. 12-14), and, alter some not very successful attempts to retort on him his own words (vers. 15-20), finally recurs to his favourite devices (see Job 5:17-26) of exhorting Job to submission and repentance, and promising him restoration to God's favour and a return of prosperity (vers. 21-30). Verses 1, 2. - Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said, Can a man be profitable unto God? Job had said nothing upon this point; but perhaps Eliphaz thinks his complaints and expostulations to imply a higher value in man, and a greater claim to consideration at God's hands, than can rightly be challenged. Certainly God does not depend on man for profit or advantage of any kind. Neither our wisdom nor our goodness "extendeth to him." As he that is wise may be profitable unto himself; rather, truly he that is wise is profitable unto himself; i.e. to himself only, and not to God. Man's intelligence and researches can add nothing to God's knowledge.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Eliphaz
אֱלִיפַ֥ז (’ĕ·lî·p̄az)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 464: Eliphaz -- 'God is fine gold', a son of Esau, also a friend of Job

the Temanite
הַֽתֵּמָנִ֗י (hat·tê·mā·nî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8489: Temanite -- inhabitant of Teman

replied:
וַ֭יַּעַן (way·ya·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond


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