Eliphaz Accuses Job of Injustice1 And undertaking, Eliphaz the Temanite says, 2 Is it not the lord that is the one teaching understanding and higher knowledge? 3 For what does it concern the lord if you were [2in works 1blameless], or what benefit that you simplify your way? 4 or [2your word 1making] will he reprove you? and will he enter together with you for judgment? 5 Is it not that your evil is much, [5innumerable 1and 2your 4are 3sins]? 6 And you took security of your brethren without cause, [3clothing 1and 4of the naked 2you removed]. 7 Nor [2water 4for the thirsting 1did you give 3to drink], and [3of ones hungering 1you deprived 2a morsel]. 8 And you admired the faces of some; you resettled the poor upon the earth; 9 [3widows 1and 2you sent out] empty, [3on orphans 1and 2you inflicted evil]. 10 Accordingly [2encircled 3you 1snares], and [3hurried 4you 2war 1an extraordinary]. 11 The light [3for you 2darkness 1resulted in]; and in going to sleep water covered you. 12 Is it not that the one [2the 3high places 1inhabiting] inspects? [3the ones 1and 5insolence 4bearing 2he humbled]? 13 And you said, What does [3know 1the 2mighty one]? or [2in 3the 4dark 1does he judge]? 14 A cloud is his concealment, and he shall not be seen; and the curve of heaven he travels over. 15 [2not 5road 4the eternal 1Will you 3guard] which [3trod 2men 1unjust]? 16 The ones who were seized untimely are as a river overflowing their foundations. 17 The ones saying, The lord, what will he do to us? or what will [3bring upon 4us 1the 2almighty]? 18 And he is the one who filled up their houses with good things; but the counsel of the impious is at a distance from him. 19 In beholding, the just laugh; and the blameless one sneers at them. 20 Except [2vanished 1their support], and [3their vestige 2shall devour 1fire]. 21 Become firm indeed! if you should remain, so that your fruit will be for good things. 22 And take [2from out of 3his mouth 1an utterance]! and take up his sayings in your heart! 23 And if you should turn and humble yourself before the lord, [3to be a distance 1then you made 4from 5your habitation 2wrongdoing]. 24 You shall put upon an embankment in rock, even as a rock of a rushing stream of Ophir. 25 [4will be 1Then 5your 2the 3almighty] helper from the enemies, [4clean 1and 2he will render 3you] as [2silver 1purified]. 26 So then, you shall speak openly before the lord, looking up into the heaven happily. 27 [3vowing 1And 2of your] to him, he will listen to you; and he will give to you power to render the vows. 28 And he will restore to you a habitation of righteousness, and upon your ways will be brightness. 29 For one humbled himself; and you shall say, He is prideful, but the one having downcast eyes, he shall deliver. 30 He shall rescue the innocent; but be delivered in [2cleanness 3of hands 1your]!
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