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Job 22 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Job 22:1

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:

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Job 22:2

“Can a man be profitable to God,
Though he who is wise may be profitable to himself?

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Job 22:3

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty that you are righteous?
Or is it gain to Him that you make your ways blameless?

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Job 22:4

“Is it because of your fear of Him that He corrects you,
And enters into judgment with you?

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Job 22:5

Is not your wickedness great,
And your iniquity without end?

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Job 22:6

For you have taken pledges from your brother for no reason,
And stripped the naked of their clothing.

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Job 22:7

You have not given the weary water to drink,
And you have withheld bread from the hungry.

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Job 22:8

But the mighty man possessed the land,
And the honorable man dwelt in it.

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You have sent widows away empty,
And the strength of the fatherless was crushed.

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Job 22:10

Therefore snares are all around you,
And sudden fear troubles you,

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Job 22:11

Or darkness so that you cannot see;
And an abundance of water covers you.

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Job 22:12

“Is not God in the height of heaven?
And see the highest stars, how lofty they are!

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And you say, ‘What does God know?
Can He judge through the deep darkness?

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Thick clouds cover Him, so that He cannot see,
And He walks above the circle of heaven.’

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Will you keep to the old way
Which wicked men have trod,

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Job 22:16

Who were cut down before their time,
Whose foundations were swept away by a flood?

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Job 22:17

They said to God, ‘Depart from us!
What can the Almighty do to them?’fn

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Job 22:18

Yet He filled their houses with good things;
But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

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Job 22:19

“The righteous see it and are glad,
And the innocent laugh at them:

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Job 22:20

‘Surely our adversariesfn are cut down,
And the fire consumes their remnant.’

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Job 22:21

“Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace;
Thereby good will come to you.

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Job 22:22

Receive, please, instruction from His mouth,
And lay up His words in your heart.

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Job 22:23

If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up;
You will remove iniquity far from your tents.

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Job 22:24

Then you will lay your gold in the dust,
And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.

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Job 22:25

Yes, the Almighty will be your goldfn
And your precious silver;

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Job 22:26

For then you will have your delight in the Almighty,
And lift up your face to God.

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Job 22:27

You will make your prayer to Him,
He will hear you,
And you will pay your vows.

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Job 22:28

You will also declare a thing,
And it will be established for you;
So light will shine on your ways.

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Job 22:29

When they cast you down, and you say, ‘Exaltation will come!
Then He will save the humble person.

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Job 22:30

He will even deliver one who is not innocent;
Yes, he will be delivered by the purity of your hands.”
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NKJV Footnotes

Septuagint and Syriac read us.
Septuagint reads substance.
The ancient versions suggest defense; Hebrew reads gold as in verse 24.!RM

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

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