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Job 22 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Third Series of Speeches
Eliphaz Speaks

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Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

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Can a man be of any use to God?

Can even a wise man be of use to him?

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Does it delight the Almighty if you are righteous?

Does he profit if you perfect your behavior?

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Does he correct you and take you to court

because of your piety?

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Isn’t your wickedness abundant

and aren’t your iniquities endless?

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For you took collateral from your brothers without cause,

stripping off their clothes and leaving them naked.

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You gave no water to the thirsty

and withheld food from the famished,

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while the land belonged to a powerful man

and an influential man lived on it.

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You sent widows away empty-handed,

and the strength of the fatherless was[fn] crushed.

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Therefore snares surround you,

and sudden dread terrifies you,

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or darkness, so you cannot see,

and a flood of water covers you.

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Isn’t God as high as the heavens?

And look at the highest stars ​— ​how lofty they are!

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Yet you say, “What does God know?

Can he judge through total darkness?

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“Clouds veil him so that he cannot see,

as he walks on the circle of the sky.”

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Will you continue on the ancient path

that wicked men have walked?

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They were snatched away before their time,

and their foundations were washed away by a river.

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They were the ones who said to God, “Leave us alone! ”

and “What can the Almighty do to us? ”[fn]

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But it was he who filled their houses with good things.

The counsel of the wicked is far from me!

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The righteous see this and rejoice;

the innocent mock them, saying,

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“Surely our opponents are destroyed,

and fire has consumed what they left behind.”

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Come to terms with God and be at peace;

in this way[fn] good will come to you.

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Receive instruction from his mouth,

and place his sayings in your heart.

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If you return to the Almighty, you will be renewed.

If you banish injustice from your tent

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and consign your gold to the dust,

the gold of Ophir to the stones in the wadis,

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the Almighty will be your gold

and your finest silver.

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Then you will delight in the Almighty

and lift up your face to God.

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You will pray to him, and he will hear you,

and you will fulfill your vows.

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When you make a decision, it will be carried out,[fn]

and light will shine on your ways.

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When others are humiliated and you say, “Lift them up,”

God will save the humble.[fn]

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He will even rescue the guilty one,

who will be rescued by the purity of your hands.

CSB Footnotes
LXX, Syr, Vg, Tg read you have
LXX, Syr; MT reads them
Lit peace; by them
Lit out for you
Lit bowed of eyes
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