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Job 15 (WEBP)

[1] Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,
[2] “Should a wise man answer with vain knowledge, and fill himself with the east wind?
[3] Should he reason with unprofitable talk, or with speeches with which he can do no good?
[4] Yes, you do away with fear, and hinder devotion before God.
[5] For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty.
[6] Your own mouth condemns you, and not I. Yes, your own lips testify against you.
[7] “Are you the first man who was born? Or were you brought out before the hills?
[8] Have you heard the secret counsel of God? Do you limit wisdom to yourself?
[9] What do you know that we don’t know? What do you understand which is not in us?
[10] With us are both the gray-headed and the very aged men, much older than your father.
[11] Are the consolations of God too small for you, even the word that is gentle toward you?
[12] Why does your heart carry you away? Why do your eyes flash,
[13] that you turn your spirit against God, and let such words go out of your mouth?
[14] What is man, that he should be clean? What is he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
[15] Behold, he puts no trust in his holy ones. Yes, the heavens are not clean in his sight;
[16] how much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks iniquity like water!
[17] “I will show you, listen to me; that which I have seen I will declare
[18] (which wise men have told by their fathers, and have not hidden it;
[19] to whom alone the land was given, and no stranger passed among them):
[20] the wicked man writhes in pain all his days, even the number of years that are laid up for the oppressor.
[21] A sound of terrors is in his ears. In prosperity the destroyer will come on him.
[22] He doesn’t believe that he will return out of darkness. He is waited for by the sword.
[23] He wanders abroad for bread, saying, ‘Where is it?’ He knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
[24] Distress and anguish make him afraid. They prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
[25] Because he has stretched out his hand against God, and behaves himself proudly against the Almighty,
[26] he runs at him with a stiff neck, with the thick shields of his bucklers,
[27] because he has covered his face with his fatness, and gathered fat on his thighs.
[28] He has lived in desolate cities, in houses which no one inhabited, which were ready to become heaps.
[29] He will not be rich, neither will his substance continue, neither will their possessions be extended on the earth.
[30] He will not depart out of darkness. The flame will dry up his branches. He will go away by the breath of God’s mouth.
[31] Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself, for emptiness will be his reward.
[32] It will be accomplished before his time. His branch will not be green.
[33] He will shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and will cast off his flower as the olive tree.
[34] For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of bribery.
[35] They conceive mischief and produce iniquity. Their heart prepares deceit.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Job 15 (KJVS)

[1] Then answered () Eliphaz the Temanite , and said (),
[2] Should a wise man utter () vain knowledge , and fill () his belly with the east wind ?
[3] Should he reason () with unprofitable () talk ? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good ()?
[4] Yea, thou castest off () fear , and restrainest () prayer before God .
[5] For thy mouth uttereth () thine iniquity , and thou choosest () the tongue of the crafty .
[6] Thine own mouth condemneth () thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify () against thee.
[7] [Art] thou the first () man [that] was born ()? or wast thou made () before the hills ?
[8] Hast thou heard () the secret of God ? and dost thou restrain () wisdom to thyself?
[9] What knowest () thou, that we know () not? [what] understandest () thou, which [is] not in us?
[10] With us [are] both the grayheaded () and very aged men, much elder than thy father .
[11] [Are] the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?
[12] Why doth thine heart carry thee away ()? and what do thy eyes wink at (),
[13] That thou turnest () thy spirit against God , and lettest [such] words go out () of thy mouth ?
[14] What [is] man , that he should be clean ()? and [he which is] born () of a woman , that he should be righteous ()?
[15] Behold, he putteth no trust () in his saints ; yea, the heavens are not clean () in his sight .
[16] How much more abominable () and filthy () [is] man , which drinketh () iniquity () like water ?
[17] I will shew () thee, hear () me; and that [which] I have seen () I will declare ();
[18] Which wise men have told () from their fathers , and have not hid () [it]:
[19] Unto whom alone the earth was given (), and no stranger () passed () among them.
[20] The wicked man travaileth () with pain all [his] days , and the number of years is hidden () to the oppressor .
[21] A dreadful sound [is] in his ears : in prosperity the destroyer () shall come () upon him.
[22] He believeth () not that he shall return () out of darkness , and he is waited () for of the sword .
[23] He wandereth abroad () for bread , [saying], Where [is it]? he knoweth () that the day of darkness is ready () at his hand .
[24] Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid (); they shall prevail () against him, as a king ready to the battle .
[25] For he stretcheth out () his hand against God , and strengtheneth () himself against the Almighty .
[26] He runneth () upon him, [even] on [his] neck , upon the thick bosses of his bucklers :
[27] Because he covereth () his face with his fatness , and maketh () collops of fat on [his] flanks .
[28] And he dwelleth () in desolate () cities , [and] in houses which no man inhabiteth (), which are ready () to become heaps .
[29] He shall not be rich (), neither shall his substance continue (), neither shall he prolong () the perfection thereof upon the earth .
[30] 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 ().
[31] Let not him that is deceived () trust () in vanity : for vanity shall be his recompence .
[32] It shall be accomplished () before his time , and his branch shall not be green .
[33] He shall shake off () his unripe grape as the vine , and shall cast off () his flower as the olive .
[34] For the congregation of hypocrites [shall be] desolate , and fire shall consume () the tabernacles of bribery .
[35] They conceive () mischief , and bring forth () vanity , and their belly prepareth () deceit .

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 15 (YLT)

[1] And Eliphaz the Temanite answereth and saith:-
[2] Doth a wise man answer with vain knowledge? And fill with an east wind his belly?
[3] To reason with a word not useful? And speeches-no profit in them?
[4] Yea, thou dost make reverence void, And dost diminish meditation before God.
[5] For thy mouth teacheth thine iniquity, And thou chooseth the tongue of the subtile.
[6] Thy mouth declareth thee wicked, and not I, And thy lips testify against thee.
[7] The first man art thou born? And before the heights wast thou formed?
[8] Of the secret counsel of God dost thou hear? And withdrawest thou unto thee wisdom?
[9] What hast thou known, and we know not? Understandest thou-and it is not with us?
[10] Both the gray-headed And the very aged are among us- Greater than thy father in days.
[11] Too few for thee are the comforts of God? And a gentle word is with thee,
[12] What-doth thine heart take thee away? And what-are thine eyes high?
[13] For thou turnest against God thy spirit? And hast brought out words from thy mouth:
[14] What is man that he is pure, And that he is righteous, one born of woman?
[15] Lo, in His holy ones He putteth no credence, And the heavens have not been pure in His eyes.
[16] Also-surely abominable and filthy Is man drinking as water perverseness.
[17] I shew thee-hearken to me- And this I have seen and declare:
[18] Which the wise declare- And have not hid-from their fathers.
[19] To them alone was the land given, And a stranger passed not over into their midst:
[20] ‘All days of the wicked he is paining himself, And few years have been laid up for the terrible one.
[21] A fearful voice is in his ears, In peace doth a destroyer come to him.
[22] He believeth not to return from darkness, And watched is he for the sword.
[23] He is wandering for bread-‘Where is it?’ He hath known that ready at his hand Is a day of darkness.
[24] Terrify him do adversity and distress, They prevail over him As a king ready for a boaster.
[25] For he stretched out against God his hand, And against the Mighty he maketh himself mighty.
[26] He runneth unto Him with a neck, With thick bosses of his shields.
[27] For he hath covered his face with his fat, And maketh vigour over his confidence.
[28] And he inhabiteth cities cut off, houses not dwelt in, That have been ready to become heaps.
[29] He is not rich, nor doth his wealth rise, Nor doth he stretch out on earth their continuance.
[30] He turneth not aside from darkness, His tender branch doth a flame dry up, And he turneth aside at the breath of His mouth!
[31] Let him not put credence in vanity, He hath been deceived, For vanity is his recompence.
[32] Not in his day is it completed, And his bending branch is not green.
[33] He shaketh off as a vine his unripe fruit, And casteth off as an olive his blossom.
[34] For the company of the profane is gloomy, And fire hath consumed tents of bribery.
[35] To conceive misery, and to bear iniquity, Even their heart doth prepare deceit.