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Job 15 (asv)

Job 15 (asv)

15:1Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

15:2Should a wise man make answer with vain knowledge,

And fill himself with the east wind?

15:3Should he reason with unprofitable talk,

Or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?

15:4Yea, thou doest away with fear,

And hinderest devotion before God.

15:5For thine iniquity teacheth thy mouth,

And thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.

15:6Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I;

Yea, thine own lips testify against thee. \\ \\

15:7Art thou the first man that was born?

Or wast thou brought forth before the hills?

15:8Hast thou heard the secret counsel of God?

And dost thou limit wisdom to thyself?

15:9What knowest thou, that we know not?

What understandest thou, which is not in us?

15:10With us are both the gray-headed and the very aged men,

Much elder than thy father.

15:11Are the consolations of God too small for thee,

Even the word that is gentle toward thee?

15:12Why doth thy heart carry thee away?

And why do thine eyes flash,

15:13That against God thou turnest thy spirit,

And lettest words go out of thy mouth?

15:14What is man, that he should be clean?

And he that is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

15:15Behold, he putteth no trust in his holy ones;

Yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight:

15:16How much less one that is abominable and corrupt,

A man that drinketh iniquity like water! \\ \\

15:17I will show thee, hear thou me;

And that which I have seen I will declare:

15:18(Which wise men have told

From their fathers, and have not hid it;

15:19Unto whom alone the land was given,

And no stranger passed among them):

15:20The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days,

Even the number of years that are laid up for the oppressor.

15:21A sound of terrors is in his ears;

In prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

15:22He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness,

And he is waited for of the sword.

15:23He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it?

He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

15:24Distress and anguish make him afraid;

They prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.

15:25Because he hath stretched out his hand against God,

And behaveth himself proudly against the Almighty;

15:26He runneth upon him with a stiff neck,

With the thick bosses of his bucklers;

15:27Because he hath covered his face with his fatness,

And gathered fat upon his loins;

15:28And he hath dwelt in desolate cities,

In houses which no man inhabited,

Which were ready to become heaps;

15:29He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue,

Neither shall their possessions be extended on the earth.

15:30He shall not depart out of darkness;

The flame shall dry up his branches,

And by the breath of God's mouth shall he go away.

15:31Let him not trust in vanity, deceiving himself;

For vanity shall be his recompense.

15:32It shall be accomplished before his time,

And his branch shall not be green.

15:33He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine,

And shall cast off his flower as the olive-tree.

15:34For the company of the godless shall be barren,

And fire shall consume the tents of bribery.

15:35They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity,

And their heart prepareth deceit.


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