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Job 15 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:1 - Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:2 - "Does a wise man answer with blustery knowledge, or fill his belly with the east wind?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:3 - Does he argue with useless talk, with words that have no value in them?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:4 - But you even break off piety, and hinder meditation before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:5 - Your sin inspires your mouth; you choose the language of the crafty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:6 - Your own mouth condemns you, not I; your own lips testify against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:7 - "Were you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:8 - Do you listen in on God's secret council? Do you limit wisdom to yourself?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:9 - What do you know that we don't know? What do you understand that we don't understand?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:10 - The gray-haired and the aged are on our side, men far older than your father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:11 - Are God's consolations too trivial for you; or a word spoken in gentleness to you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:12 - Why has your heart carried you away, and why do your eyes flash,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:13 - when you turn your rage against God and allow such words to escape from your mouth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:14 - What is man that he should be pure, or one born of woman, that he should be righteous?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:15 - If God places no trust in his holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:16 - how much less man, who is abominable and corrupt, who drinks in evil like water!

What Eliphaz Has Seen of Life

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:17 - "I will explain to you; listen to me, and what I have seen, I will declare,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:18 - what wise men declare, hiding nothing, from the tradition of their ancestors,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:19 - to whom alone the land was given when no foreigner passed among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:20 - All his days the wicked man suffers torment, throughout the number of the years that are stored up for the tyrant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:21 - Terrifying sounds fill his ears; in a time of peace marauders attack him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:22 - He does not expect to escape from darkness; he is marked for the sword;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:23 - he wanders about - food for vultures; he knows that the day of darkness is at hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:24 - Distress and anguish terrify him; they prevail against him like a king ready to launch an attack,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:25 - for he stretches out his hand against God, and vaunts himself against the Almighty,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:26 - defiantly charging against him with a thick, strong shield!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:27 - Because he covered his face with fat, and made his hips bulge with fat,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:28 - he lived in ruined towns and in houses where no one lives, where they are ready to crumble into heaps.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:29 - He will not grow rich, and his wealth will not endure, nor will his possessions spread over the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:30 - He will not escape the darkness; a flame will wither his shoots and he will depart by the breath of God's mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:31 - Let him not trust in what is worthless, deceiving himself; for worthlessness will be his reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:32 - Before his time he will be paid in full, and his branches will not flourish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:33 - Like a vine he will let his sour grapes fall, and like an olive tree he will shed his blossoms.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:34 - For the company of the godless is barren, and fire consumes the tents of those who accept bribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:35 - They conceive trouble and bring forth evil; their belly prepares deception."

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