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Job Chapter 15 (Index)

001  Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

002  Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?

003  Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?

004  Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.

005  For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.

006  Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee.

007  Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?

008  Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?

009  What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?

010  With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.

011  Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?

012  Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,

013  That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?

014  What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

015  Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.

016  How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?

017  I will show thee, hear me; and that which I have seen I will declare;

018  Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:

019  Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.

020  The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.

021  A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

022  He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.

023  He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

024  Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.

025  For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.

026  He runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:

027  Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.

028  And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.

029  He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.

030  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.

031  Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompense.

032  It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.

033  He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.

034  For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.

035  They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.