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Job 15 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:

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Yes, you cast off fear,
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For your iniquity teaches your mouth,
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Your own mouth condemns you, and not I;
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Are you the first man who was born?
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Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us,
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Are the consolations of God too small for you,
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Why does your heart carry you away,
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How much less man, who is abominable and filthy,
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What wise men have told,
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To whom alone the land was given,
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The wicked man writhes with pain all his days,
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Dreadful sounds are in his ears;
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He does not believe that he will return from darkness,
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It will be accomplished before his time,
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They conceive trouble and bring forth futility;
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