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Job 15

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JOB 15:1 Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

JOB 15:2 Should a wise men utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?

JOB 15:3 Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches with which he can do no good?

JOB 15:4 Yes, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.

JOB 15:5 For thy mouth uttereth thy iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.

JOB 15:6 Thy own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yes, thy own lips testify against thee.

JOB 15:7 Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?

JOB 15:8 Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?

JOB 15:9 What knowest thou that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?

JOB 15:10 With us are both the gray headed and very aged men, much older than thy father.

JOB 15:11 Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?

JOB 15:12 Why doth thy heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,

JOB 15:13 That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?

JOB 15:14 What is man, that he should be clean? and he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

JOB 15:15 Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yes, the heavens are not clean in his sight.

JOB 15:16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, who drinketh iniquity like water?

JOB 15:17 I will show thee, hear me; and that which I have seen, I will declare;

JOB 15:18 Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:

JOB 15:19 To whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.

JOB 15:20 The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.

JOB 15:21 A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

JOB 15:22 He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for by the sword.

JOB 15:23 He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

JOB 15:24 Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.

JOB 15:25 For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.

JOB 15:26 He runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:

JOB 15:27 Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.

JOB 15:28 And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.

JOB 15:29 He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection of it upon the earth.

JOB 15:30 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.

JOB 15:31 Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompense.

JOB 15:32 It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.

JOB 15:33 He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.

JOB 15:34 For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.

JOB 15:35 They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.