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Job 15 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Second Series of Speeches
Eliphaz Speaks
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Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

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Does a wise man answer with empty[fn] counsel

or fill himself[fn] with the hot east wind?

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Should he argue with useless talk

or with words that serve no good purpose?

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But you even undermine the fear of God

and hinder meditation before him.

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Your iniquity teaches you what to say,

and you choose the language of the crafty.

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Your own mouth condemns you, not I;

your own lips testify against you.

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Were you the first human ever born,

or were you brought forth before the hills?

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Do you listen in on the council of God,

or have a monopoly on wisdom?

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What do you know that we don’t?

What do you understand that is not clear to us?

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Both the gray-haired and the elderly are with us—

older than your father.

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Are God’s consolations not enough for you,

even the words that deal gently with you?

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Why has your heart misled you,

and why do your eyes flash

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as you turn your anger[fn] against God

and allow such words to leave your mouth?

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What is a mere human, that he should be pure,

or one born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

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If God puts no trust in his holy ones

and the heavens are not pure in his sight,

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how much less one who is revolting and corrupt,

who drinks injustice like water?

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Listen to me and I will inform you.

I will describe what I have seen,

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what the wise have declared and not concealed, 

that came from their ancestors,

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to whom alone the land was given

when no foreigner passed among them.

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A wicked person writhes in pain all his days,

throughout the number of years reserved for the ruthless.

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Dreadful sounds fill his ears;

when he is at peace, a robber attacks him.

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He doesn’t believe he will return from darkness;

he is destined for the sword.

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He wanders about for food, asking, “Where is it? ”

He knows the day of darkness is at hand.

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Trouble and distress terrify him,

overwhelming him like a king prepared for battle.

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For he has stretched out his hand against God

and has arrogantly opposed the Almighty.

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He rushes headlong at him

with his thick, studded shields.

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Though his face is covered with fat[fn]

and his waistline bulges with it,

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he will dwell in ruined cities,

in abandoned houses destined to become piles of rubble.

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He will no longer be rich; his wealth will not endure.

His possessions[fn] will not increase in the land.

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He will not escape from the darkness;

flames will wither his shoots,

and by the breath of God’s mouth, he will depart.

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Let him not put trust in worthless things, being led astray,

for what he gets in exchange will prove worthless.

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It will be accomplished before his time,

and his branch will not flourish.

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He will be like a vine that drops its unripe grapes

and like an olive tree that sheds its blossoms.

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For the company of the godless will have no children,

and fire will consume the tents of those who offer bribes.

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They conceive trouble and give birth to evil;

their womb prepares deception.

CSB Footnotes
Lit windy ; Jb 16:3
Lit his belly
Or spirit
Lit with his fat
Text emended; MT reads Their gain
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