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Job 15 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:1 - And Eliphaz the Temanite answereth and saith: --
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:2 - Doth a wise man answer with vain knowledge? And fill with an east wind his belly?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:3 - To reason with a word not useful? And speeches -- no profit in them?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:4 - Yea, thou dost make reverence void, And dost diminish meditation before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:5 - For thy mouth teacheth thine iniquity, And thou chooseth the tongue of the subtile.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:6 - Thy mouth declareth thee wicked, and not I, And thy lips testify against thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:7 - The first man art thou born? And before the heights wast thou formed?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:8 - Of the secret counsel of God dost thou hear? And withdrawest thou unto thee wisdom?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:9 - What hast thou known, and we know not? Understandest thou -- and it is not with us?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:10 - Both the gray-headed And the very aged are among us -- Greater than thy father in days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:11 - Too few for thee are the comforts of God? And a gentle word is with thee,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:12 - What -- doth thine heart take thee away? And what -- are thine eyes high?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:13 - For thou turnest against God thy spirit? And hast brought out words from thy mouth:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:14 - What is man that he is pure, And that he is righteous, one born of woman?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:15 - Lo, in His holy ones He putteth no credence, And the heavens have not been pure in His eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:16 - Also -- surely abominable and filthy Is man drinking as water perverseness.

What Eliphaz Has Seen of Life

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:17 - I shew thee -- hearken to me -- And this I have seen and declare:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:18 - Which the wise declare -- And have not hid -- from their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:19 - To them alone was the land given, And a stranger passed not over into their midst:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:20 - 'All days of the wicked he is paining himself, And few years have been laid up for the terrible one.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:21 - A fearful voice is in his ears, In peace doth a destroyer come to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:22 - He believeth not to return from darkness, And watched is he for the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:23 - He is wandering for bread -- 'Where is it?' He hath known that ready at his hand Is a day of darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:24 - Terrify him do adversity and distress, They prevail over him As a king ready for a boaster.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:25 - For he stretched out against God his hand, And against the Mighty he maketh himself mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:26 - He runneth unto Him with a neck, With thick bosses of his shields.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:27 - For he hath covered his face with his fat, And maketh vigour over his confidence.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:28 - And he inhabiteth cities cut off, houses not dwelt in, That have been ready to become heaps.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:29 - He is not rich, nor doth his wealth rise, Nor doth he stretch out on earth their continuance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:30 - He turneth not aside from darkness, His tender branch doth a flame dry up, And he turneth aside at the breath of His mouth!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:31 - Let him not put credence in vanity, He hath been deceived, For vanity is his recompence.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:32 - Not in his day is it completed, And his bending branch is not green.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:33 - He shaketh off as a vine his unripe fruit, And casteth off as an olive his blossom.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:34 - For the company of the profane is gloomy, And fire hath consumed tents of bribery.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:35 - To conceive misery, and to bear iniquity, Even their heart doth prepare deceit.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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