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Job 15 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Eliphaz Says Job’s Lips Answer Against Him

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Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

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“Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge

And fill his belly with the east wind?

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“Should he argue with a word that cannot be used,

Or with speech which is not profitable?

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“Indeed, you annul reverent fear

And cut off musing before God.

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“For your iniquity teaches your mouth,

And you choose the tongue of the crafty.

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“Your own mouth condemns you, and not I;

And your own lips answer against you.

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“Were you the first man to be born,

Or were you brought forth before the hills?

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“Do you hear the secret counsel of God,

And cut down wisdom only unto yourself?

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“What do you know that we do not know?

What do you understand that is not with us?

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“Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us,

Older than your father.

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“Are the consolations of God too small for you,

Even the word spoken gently with you?

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“Why does your heart take you away?

And why do your eyes flash,

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That you should turn your spirit against God

And allow such words to go out of your mouth?

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“What is man, that he should be pure,

Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

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“Behold, He puts no faith in His holy ones,

And the heavens are not pure in His sight;

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How much less one who is abominable and corrupt,

Man, who drinks [fn]unrighteousness like water!

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“I will tell you, listen to me;

And what I have beheld I will also recount;

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What wise men have told,

And have not concealed from their fathers,

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To whom alone the land was given,

And no stranger passed among them.

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“The wicked man writhes in pain all his days,

And [fn]numbered are the years stored up for the ruthless.

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[fn]Sounds of dread are in his ears;

While at peace the destroyer comes upon him.

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“He does not believe that he will return from darkness,

And he is destined for the sword.

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“He wanders about for food, saying, ‘Where is it?’

He knows that a day of darkness is ready at his hand.

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“Distress and anguish terrify him;

They overpower him like a king ready for the attack,

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Because he has stretched out his hand against God

And magnifies himself against [fn]the Almighty.

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“He rushes [fn]headlong at Him

With [fn]his massive shield.

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“For he has covered his face with his fat

And made his thighs heavy with flesh.

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“He has dwelt in desolate cities,

In houses no one would inhabit,

Which are destined to become [fn]ruins.

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“He will not become rich, nor will his wealth endure;

And his grain will not stretch out over the land.

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“He will not be able to [fn]depart from darkness;

The flame will wither his shoots,

And by the breath of His mouth he will depart.

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“Let him not believe in emptiness, deceiving himself;

For emptiness will be his [fn]reward,

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When his days are not yet fulfilled,

And his palm branch is not green.

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“He will drop off his unripe grape like the vine,

And will cast off his flower like the olive tree.

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“For the company of the godless is barren,

And fire consumes the tents of [fn]the corrupt.

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“They conceive [fn]trouble and give birth to wickedness,

And their [fn]belly prepares deception.”

LSB Footnotes
Or injustice
Lit the number of years are
Lit A sound of dreads
Heb Shaddai
Lit with a stiff neck
Lit the thick-bossed shields
Or heaps
Lit turn aside
Lit exchange
Lit a bribe
Or pain, mischief
Or mind

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