Job 15
The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)

1Then Eliphaz, the Temanite, answered, and said,

2Should a wise man utter vain knowledge and fill his belly with the east wind?

3Should he dispute with useless words and with reasons that are not profitable?

4Thou dost also cast off fear and undermine prayer before God.

5For thy mouth has declared thine iniquity, and thou hast chosen the tongue of the crafty.

6Thine own mouth shall condemn thee, and not I; thine own lips shall testify against thee.

7Wast thou born before Adam? Or wast thou formed before the hills?

8Hast thou heard the secret of God, that thou dost detain wisdom in thee alone?

9What dost thou know that we do not? What dost thou understand, which is not in us?

10Among us are also gray hairs; there are also aged men, much elder than thy father.

11Are the consolations of God in such small esteem with thee? Is there by chance any secret thing concerning thee?

12Why does thine heart carry thee away, and why do thine eyes blink,

13that thou dost reply unto God with thy spirit and bring forth such words out of thy mouth?

14What is man that he should be clean and that he that is born of a woman should be justified?

15Behold, he puts no trust in his saints, and not even the heavens are clean in his sight.

16How much less the man who is abominable and filthy, who drinks iniquity like water?

17Listen to me and I will show thee and declare unto thee that which I have seen,

18that which the wise men have told us of their fathers and have not hid it,

19unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.

20The wicked man travails with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden from the violent.

21Fearful sounds are in his ears; in peace the destroyer shall come upon him.

22He will not believe that he shall return out of darkness, and he is always watching the sword.

23He wanders abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? He knows that the day of darkness is prepared for him.

24Tribulation and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.

25Because he extended his hand against God and strengthens himself against the Almighty,

26he shall run him through in the neck, upon the thick shoulder pieces of his shields;

27for he covered his face with his fatness and made collops of fat on his flanks;

28and he dwelt in desolate cities and in houses which no one inhabited, which were in heaps.

29He shall not become rich, nor shall his strength be established, neither shall he extend his beauty upon the earth.

30He shall not escape from the darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth he shall perish.

31He shall not be established; in vanity he shall err; therefore, he shall be changed into vanity.

32He shall be cut off before his time, and his branch shall not be green.

33He shall shake off his sour grapes as the vine and shall cast off his flower as the olive.

34For the congregation of the hypocrites shall be made desolate, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.

35They conceive pain and bring forth iniquity, and their belly meditates deceit.

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