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Job Chapter 22 (Index)

001  Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

002  Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?

003  Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?

004  Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee into judgment?

005  Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite?

006  For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

007  Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.

008  But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honourable man dwelt in it.

009  Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

010  Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee;

011  Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee.

012  Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!

013  And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?

014  Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.

015  Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?

016  Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood:

017  Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?

018  Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

019  The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn.

020  Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.

021  Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.

022  Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.

023  If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.

024  Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

025  Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.

026  For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.

027  Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.

028  Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

029  When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

030  He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands.