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Job 22 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:1 - Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:2 - “Can a man be profitable to God?
Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:3 - Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are in the right,
or is it gain to him if you make your ways blameless?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:4 - Is it for your fear of him that he reproves you
and enters into judgment with you?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:5 - Is not your evil abundant?
There is no end to your iniquities.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:6 - For you have exacted pledges of your brothers for nothing
and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:7 - You have given no water to the weary to drink,
and you have withheld bread from the hungry.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:8 - The man with power possessed the land,
and the favored man lived in it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:9 - You have sent widows away empty,
and the arms of the fatherless were crushed.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:10 - Therefore snares are all around you,
and sudden terror overwhelms you,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:11 - or darkness, so that you cannot see,
and a flood of water covers you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:12 - “Is not God high in the heavens?
See the highest stars, how lofty they are!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:13 - But you say, ‘What does God know?
Can he judge through the deep darkness?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:14 - Thick clouds veil him, so that he does not see,
and he walks on the vault of heaven.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:15 - Will you keep to the old way
that wicked men have trod?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:16 - They were snatched away before their time;
their foundation was washed away.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:17 - They said to God, ‘Depart from us,’
and ‘What can the Almighty do to us?’[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:18 - Yet he filled their houses with good things—
but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:19 - The righteous see it and are glad;
the innocent one mocks at them,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:20 - saying, ‘Surely our adversaries are cut off,
and what they left the fire has consumed.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:21 - “Agree with God, and be at peace;
thereby good will come to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:22 - Receive instruction from his mouth,
and lay up his words in your heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:23 - If you return to the Almighty you will be built up;
if you remove injustice far from your tents,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:24 - if you lay gold in the dust,
and gold of Ophir among the stones of the torrent-bed,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:25 - then the Almighty will be your gold
and your precious silver.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:26 - For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty
and lift up your face to God.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:27 - You will make your prayer to him, and he will hear you,
and you will pay your vows.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:28 - You will decide on a matter, and it will be established for you,
and light will shine on your ways.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:29 - For when they are humbled you say, ‘It is because of pride’;[fn]
but he saves the lowly.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:30 - He delivers even the one who is not innocent,
who will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.”
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Or you say, ‘It is exaltation’

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