Job22

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(Job 22:1) Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
(Job 22:2) Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?
(Job 22:3) {Is it} any pleasure to the almighty, that thou art righteous? or {is it} gain {to him}, that thou makest thy ways perfect?
(Job 22:4) Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee into judgment?
(Job 22:5) {Is} not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite?
(Job 22:6) For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.
(Job 22:7) Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.
(Job 22:8) But {as for} the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honourable man dwelt in it.
(Job 22:9) Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.
(Job 22:10) Therefore snares {are} round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee;
(Job 22:11) Or darkness, {that} thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee.
(Job 22:12) {Is} not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!
(Job 22:13) And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?
(Job 22:14) Thick clouds {are} a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.
(Job 22:15) Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?
(Job 22:16) Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood:
(Job 22:17) Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?
(Job 22:18) Yet he filled their houses with good {things}: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
(Job 22:19) The righteous see {it}, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn.
(Job 22:20) Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.
(Job 22:21) Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.
(Job 22:22) Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.
(Job 22:23) If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.
(Job 22:24) Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the {gold} of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.
(Job 22:25) Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.
(Job 22:26) For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.
(Job 22:27) Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.
(Job 22:28) Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
(Job 22:29) When {men} are cast down, then thou shalt say, {There Is} lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.
(Job 22:30) He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands.
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