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Job 22 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:1 - Then Eli'phaz the Te'manite answered:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:2 - "Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:3 - Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are righteous, or is it gain to him if you make your ways blameless?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:4 - Is it for your fear of him that he reproves you, and enters into judgment with you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:5 - Is not your wickedness great? There is no end to your iniquities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:6 - For you have exacted pledges of your brothers for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:7 - You have given no water to the weary to drink, and you have withheld bread from the hungry.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:8 - The man with power possessed the land, and the favored man dwelt in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:9 - You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless were crushed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:10 - Therefore snares are round about you, and sudden terror overwhelms you;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:11 - your light is darkened, so that you cannot see, and a flood of water covers you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:12 - "Is not God high in the heavens? See the highest stars, how lofty they are!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:13 - Therefore you say, 'What does God know? Can he judge through the deep darkness?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:14 - Thick clouds enwrap him, so that he does not see, and he walks on the vault of heaven.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:15 - Will you keep to the old way which wicked men have trod?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:16 - They were snatched away before their time; their foundation was washed away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:17 - They said to God, 'Depart from us,' and 'What can the Almighty do to us?'
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 it and are glad; the innocent laugh them to scorn,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:20 - saying, 'Surely our adversaries are cut off, and what they left the fire has consumed.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:21 - "Agree with God, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:22 - Receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:23 - If you return to the Almighty and humble yourself, if you remove unrighteousness far from your tents,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:24 - if you lay gold in the dust, and gold of Ophir among the stones of the torrent bed,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:25 - and if the Almighty is your gold, and your precious silver;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:26 - then you will delight yourself in the Almighty, and lift up your face to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:27 - You will make your prayer to him, and he will hear you; and you will pay your vows.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:28 - You will decide on a matter, and it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:29 - For God abases the proud, but he saves the lowly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:30 - He delivers the innocent man; you will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands."
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