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Job 22 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:1 - Then Eliphaz the Temanite responded,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:2 - “Can a strong man be of use to God,
Or a wise one be useful to himself?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:3 - “Is it any pleasure to [fn]the Almighty if you are righteous,
Or gain if you make your ways blameless?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:4 - “Is it because of your [fn]reverence that He punishes you,
That He enters into judgment against you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:5 - “Is your wickedness not abundant,
And is there no end to your guilty deeds?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:6 - “For you have seized pledges from your brothers without cause,
And [fn]stripped people naked.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:7 - “You have given the weary no water to drink,
And you have withheld bread from the hungry.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:8 - “But the earth belongs to the powerful man,
And the one who is honorable dwells on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:9 - “You have sent widows away empty,
And the [fn]strength of orphans has been crushed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:10 - “Therefore traps surround you,
And sudden dread terrifies 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 God not in the height of heaven?
Look also at the [fn]highest stars, how high they are!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:13 - “But you say, ‘What does God know?
Can He judge through the thick darkness?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:14 - ‘Clouds are a hiding place for Him, so that He cannot see;
And He walks on the [fn]vault of heaven.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:15 - “Will you keep to the ancient path
Which wicked people have walked,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:16 - Who were snatched away before their time,
Whose foundations were [fn]washed away by a river?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:17 - “They said to God, ‘Go away from us!’
And ‘What can [fn]the Almighty do to them?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:18 - “Yet He filled their houses with good things;
But the advice of the wicked is far from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:19 - “The righteous see and are glad,
And the innocent mock them, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:20 - ‘Truly our enemies are eliminated,
And fire has consumed their [fn]abundance.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:21 - “Be reconciled with Him, and be at peace;
Thereby good will come to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:22 - “Please receive [fn]instruction from His mouth,
And put His words in your heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:23 - “If you return to [fn]the Almighty, you will be [fn]restored;
If you remove injustice far from your tent,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:24 - And put your [fn]gold in the dust,
And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:25 - Then [fn]the Almighty will be your [fn]gold
And abundant silver to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:26 - “For then you will take pleasure in [fn]the Almighty
And lift up your face to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:27 - “You will pray to Him, and He will hear you;
And you will pay your vows.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:28 - “You will also decide something, and it will be established for you;
And light will shine on your ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:29 - “When [fn]they have brought you low, you will speak with [fn]confidence,
And He will save the [fn]humble person.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:30 - “He will rescue one who is not innocent,
And he will be rescued due to the cleanness of your hands.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Heb Shaddai
Or fear
Lit stripped clothing of the naked
Lit arms
Lit head, top-most
Lit circle
Lit poured out
Heb Shaddai
Or excess
Or law
Heb Shaddai
Lit built up
Lit ore
Heb Shaddai
Lit ore
Heb Shaddai
Lit they cast you down
Lit pride
Lit lowly of eyes

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