Job Chapter Fifteen
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Job Chapter Fifteen

   
1:Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,
 
2: Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?
 

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3: Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?
 
4: Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.
 
5: For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.
 
6: Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee.
 
7: Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?
 
8: Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?
 
9: What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?
 
10: With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.
 
11: Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?
 
12: Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,
 
13: That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?
 
14: What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
 
15: Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.
 
16: How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?
 
17: I will shew thee, hear me; and that which I have seen I will declare;
 
18: Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:
 
19: Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.
 
20: The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.
 
21: A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.
 
22: He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.
 
23: He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
 
24: Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
 
25: For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.
 
26: He runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:
 
27: Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.
 
28: And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.
 
29: He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.
 
30: He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
 
31: Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.
 
32: It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.
 
33: He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.
 
34: For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.
 
35: They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.