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Job 22 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:1 - Then Eliphaz the Temanite [fn]responded,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:2 - “Can a vigorous man be of use to God,
Or a wise man be useful to himself?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:3 - “Is there any pleasure to [fn]the Almighty if you are righteous,
Or profit if you make your ways perfect?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:4 - “Is it because of your [fn]reverence that He reproves you,
That He enters into judgment against you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:5 - “Is not your wickedness great,
And your iniquities without end?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:6 - “For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause,
And stripped [fn]men naked.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:7 - “To the weary you have given no water to drink,
And from the hungry you have withheld bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:8 - “But the earth belongs to the mighty man,
And the honorable man dwells in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:9 - “You have sent widows away empty,
And the [fn]strength of the orphans has been crushed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:10 - “Therefore snares surround you,
And sudden dread terrifies you,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:11 - Or darkness, so that you cannot see,
And an abundance of water covers you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:12 - “Is not God in the height of heaven?
Look also at the [fn]distant stars, how high they are!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:13 - “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 men have trod,
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, ‘Depart 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 counsel of the wicked is far from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:19 - “The righteous see and are glad,
And the innocent mock them,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:20 - Saying, ‘Truly our adversaries are cut off,
And their [fn]abundance the fire has consumed.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:21 - [fn]Yield now and be at peace with Him;
Thereby good will come to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:22 - “Please receive [fn]instruction from His mouth
And establish 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 unrighteousness far from your tent,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:24 - And place 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 choice silver to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:26 - “For then you will delight 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 decree a thing, and it will be established for you;
And light will shine on your ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:29 - “When [fn]you are cast down, you will speak with [fn]confidence,
And the [fn]humble person He will save.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:30 - “He will deliver one who is not innocent,
And he will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: answered and said
Hebrew: Shaddai
Or, fear
Literally: clothing of the naked
Literally: arms
Literally: head, top-most
Literally: circle
Literally: poured out
Hebrew: Shaddai
Or, excess
Or, Know intimately
Or, law
Hebrew: Shaddai
Literally: built up
Literally: ore
Hebrew: Shaddai
Literally: ore
Hebrew: Shaddai
Literally: they cast you down
Literally: pride
Literally: lowly of eyes

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