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Job 15 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Eliphaz Accuses Job of Folly
Eliphaz Accuses Job of Folly
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:1 - Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:2 - “Should a wise man answer with empty knowledge,
And fill himself with the east wind?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:3 - Should he reason with unprofitable talk,
Or by speeches with which he can do no good?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:4 - Yes, you cast off fear,
And restrain prayer before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:5 - For your iniquity teaches your mouth,
And you choose the tongue of the crafty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:6 - Your own mouth condemns you, and not I;
Yes, your own lips testify against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:7 - Are you the first man who was born?
Or were you made before the hills?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:8 - Have you heard the counsel of God?
Do you limit wisdom to yourself?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:9 - What do you know that we do not know?
What do you understand that is not in us?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:10 - Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us,
Much older than your father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:11 - Are the consolations of God too small for you,
And the word spoken gently[fn] with you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:12 - Why does your heart carry you away,
And what do your eyes wink at,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:13 - That you turn your spirit against God,
And let such words go out of your mouth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:14 - “What is man, that he could be pure?
And he who is born of a woman, that he could be righteous?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:15 - If God puts no trust in His saints,
And the heavens are not pure in His sight,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:16 - How much less man, who is abominable and filthy,
Who drinks iniquity like water!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:17 - “I will tell you, hear me;
What I have seen I will declare,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:18 - What wise men have told,
Not hiding anything received from their fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:19 - To whom alone the land was given,
And no alien passed among them:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:20 - The wicked man writhes with pain all his days,
And the number of years is hidden from the oppressor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:21 - Dreadful sounds are in his ears;
In prosperity the destroyer comes upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:22 - He does not believe that he will return from darkness,
For a sword is waiting for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:23 - He wanders about for bread, saying, ‘Where is it?
He knows that a day of darkness is ready at his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:24 - Trouble and anguish make him afraid;
They overpower him, like a king ready for battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:25 - For he stretches out his hand against God,
And acts defiantly against the Almighty,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:26 - Running stubbornly against Him
With his strong, embossed shield.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:27 - “Though he has covered his face with his fatness,
And made his waist heavy with fat,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:28 - He dwells in desolate cities,
In houses which no one inhabits,
Which are destined to become ruins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:29 - He will not be rich,
Nor will his wealth continue,
Nor will his possessions overspread the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:30 - He will not depart from darkness;
The flame will dry out his branches,
And by the breath of His mouth he will go away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:31 - Let him not trust in futile things, deceiving himself,
For futility will be his reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:32 - It will be accomplished before his time,
And his branch will not be green.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:33 - He will shake off his unripe grape like a vine,
And cast off his blossom like an olive tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:34 - For the company of hypocrites will be barren,
And fire will consume the tents of bribery.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:35 - They conceive trouble and bring forth futility;
Their womb prepares deceit.”
NKJV Footnotes
Septuagint reads a secret thing.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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