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Job 22

22:1 Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said, 22:2 Can a man be profitable unto God Surely he that is wise is profitable unto himself. 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 22:4 Is it for thy fear [of him] that he reproveth thee, That he entereth with thee into judgment 22:5 Is not thy wickedness great Neither is there any end to thine iniquities. 22:6 For thou hast taken pledges of thy brother for nought, And stripped the naked of their clothing. 22:7 Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, And thou hast withholden bread from the hungry. 22:8 But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; And the honorable man, he dwelt in it. 22:9 Thou hast sent widows away empty, And the arms of the fatherless have been broken. 22:10 Therefore snares are round about thee, And sudden fear troubleth thee, 22:11 Or darkness, so that thou canst not see, And abundance of waters cover thee. 22:12 Is not God in the height of heaven And behold the height of the stars, how high they are! 22:13 And thou sayest, What doth God know Can he judge through the thick darkness 22:14 Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that he seeth not; And he walketh on the vault of heaven. 22:15 Wilt thou keep the old way Which wicked men have trodden 22:16 Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundation was poured out as a stream, 22:17 Who said unto God, Depart from us; And, What can the Almighty do for us 22:18 Yet he filled their houses with good things: But the counsel of the wicked is far from me. 22:19 The righteous see it, and are glad; And the innocent laugh them to scorn, 22:20 [Saying], Surely they that did rise up against us are cut off, And the remnant of them the fire hath consumed. 22:21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: Thereby good shall come unto thee. 22:22 Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, And lay up his words in thy heart. 22:23 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, If thou put away unrighteousness far from thy tents. 22:24 And lay thou [thy] treasure in the dust, And [the gold of] Ophir among the stones of the brooks; 22:25 And the Almighty will be thy treasure, And precious silver unto thee. 22:26 For then shalt thou delight thyself in the Almighty, And shalt lift up thy face unto God. 22:27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he will hear thee; And thou shalt pay thy vows. 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee; And light shall shine upon thy ways. 22:29 When they cast [thee] down, thou shalt say, [There is] lifting up; And the humble person he will save. 22:30 He will deliver [even] him that is not innocent: Yea, he shall be delivered through the cleanness of thy hands.

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