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Job 22 (WEBP)

[1] Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,
[2] “Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.
[3] Is it any pleasure to the Almighty that you are righteous? Or does it benefit him that you make your ways perfect?
[4] Is it for your piety that he reproves you, that he enters with you into judgment?
[5] Isn’t your wickedness great? Neither is there any end to your iniquities.
[6] For you have taken pledges from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.
[7] You haven’t given water to the weary to drink, and you have withheld bread from the hungry.
[8] But as for the mighty man, he had the earth. The honorable man, he lived in it.
[9] You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.
[10] Therefore snares are around you. Sudden fear troubles you,
[11] or darkness, so that you can not see, and floods of waters cover you.
[12] “Isn’t God in the heights of heaven? See the height of the stars, how high they are!
[13] You say, ‘What does God know? Can he judge through the thick darkness?
[14] Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that he doesn’t see. He walks on the vault of the sky.’
[15] Will you keep the old way, which wicked men have trodden,
[16] who were snatched away before their time, whose foundation was poured out as a stream,
[17] who said to God, ‘Depart from us!’ and, ‘What can the Almighty do for us?’
[18] Yet he filled their houses with good things, but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
[19] The righteous see it, and are glad. The innocent ridicule them,
[20] saying, ‘Surely those who rose up against us are cut off. The fire has consumed their remnant.’
[21] “Acquaint yourself with him now, and be at peace. By it, good will come to you.
[22] Please receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.
[23] If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up, if you put away unrighteousness far from your tents.
[24] Lay your treasure in the dust, the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.
[25] The Almighty will be your treasure, and precious silver to you.
[26] For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty, and will lift up your face to God.
[27] You will make your prayer to him, and he will hear you. You will pay your vows.
[28] You will also decree a thing, and it will be established to you. Light will shine on your ways.
[29] When they cast down, you will say, ‘be lifted up.’ He will save the humble person.
[30] He will even deliver him who is not innocent. Yes, he will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.”

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

King James w/Strong’s #s

Job 22 (KJVS)

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

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 22 (YLT)

[1] And Eliphaz the Temanite answereth and saith:-
[2] To God is a man profitable, Because a wise man to himself is profitable?
[3] Is it a delight to the Mighty One That thou art righteous? is it gain, That thou makest perfect thy ways?
[4] Because of thy reverence Doth He reason with thee? He entereth with thee into judgment:
[5] Is not thy wickedness abundant? And there is no end to thine iniquities.
[6] For thou takest a pledge of thy brother for nought, And the garments of the naked Thou dost strip off.
[7] Thou causest not the weary to drink water, And from the hungry thou withholdest bread.
[8] As to the man of arm-he hath the earth, And the accepted of face-he dwelleth in it.
[9] Widows thou hast sent away empty, And the arms of the fatherless are bruised.
[10] Therefore round about thee are snares, And trouble thee doth fear suddenly.
[11] Or darkness-thou dost not see, And abundance of waters doth cover thee.
[12] Is not God high in heaven? And see the summit of the stars, That they are high.
[13] And thou hast said, ‘What-hath God known? Through thickness doth He judge?
[14] Thick clouds are a secret place to Him, And He doth not see;’ And the circle of the heavens He walketh habitually,
[15] The path of the age dost thou observe, That men of iniquity have trodden?
[16] Who have been cut down unexpectedly, A flood is poured out on their foundation.
[17] Those saying to God, ‘Turn aside from us,’ And what doth the Mighty One to them?
[18] And he hath filled their houses with good: (And the counsel of the wicked Hath been far from me.)
[19] See do the righteous and they rejoice, And the innocent mocketh at them,
[20] ‘Surely our substance hath not been cut off, And their excellency hath fire consumed.’
[21] Acquaint thyself, I pray thee, with Him, And be at peace, Thereby thine increase is good.
[22] Receive, I pray thee, from His mouth a law, And set His sayings in thy heart.
[23] If thou dost return unto the Mighty Thou art built up, Thou puttest iniquity far from thy tents.
[24] So as to set on the dust a defence, And on a rock of the valleys a covering.
[25] And the Mighty hath been thy defence, And silver is strength to thee.
[26] For then on the Mighty thou delightest thyself, And dost lift up unto God thy face,
[27] Thou dost make supplication unto Him, And He doth hear thee, And thy vows thou completest.
[28] And thou decreest a saying, And it is established to thee, And on thy ways hath light shone.
[29] For they have made low, And thou sayest, ‘Lift up.’ And the bowed down of eyes he saveth.
[30] He delivereth the not innocent, Yea, he hath been delivered By the cleanness of thy hands.