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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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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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