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? {as he...: or, if he may be profitable, doth his good success depend thereon?}

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. {the naked...: Heb. the clothes of the naked}

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. {mighty...: Heb. man of arm} {honourable...: Heb. eminent, or, accepted for countenance}

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! {height of the stars: Heb. head of the stars}

13. And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud? {How: or, What}

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: {whose...: Heb. a flood was poured upon their foundation}

17. Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them? {for: or, to}

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. {substance: or, estate} {the remnant...: or, their excellency}

21. Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. {him: that is, God}

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. {as dust: or, on the dust}

25. Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. {defence: or, gold} {plenty...: Heb. silver of strength}

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. {the humble...: Heb. him that hath low eyes}

30. He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands. {He shall...: or, The innocent shall deliver the island}

1. Then Job answered and said,

2. Even to day {is} my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning. {stroke: Heb. hand}

3. Oh that I knew where I might find him! {that} I might come {even} to his seat!

4. I would order {my} cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.

5. I would know the words {which} he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.

6. Will he plead against me with {his} great power? No; but he would put {strength} in me.

7. There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

8. Behold, I go forward, but he {is} not {there}; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:

9. On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold {him}: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see {him}:

10. But he knoweth the way that I take: {when} he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. {that...: Heb. that is with me}

11. My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.

12. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary {food}. {esteemed: Heb. hid, or, laid up} {my...: or, my appointed portion}

13. But he {is} in one {mind}, and who can turn him? and {what} his soul desireth, even {that} he doeth.

14. For he performeth {the thing that is} appointed for me: and many such {things are} with him.

15. Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

16. For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:

17. Because I was not cut off before the darkness, {neither} hath he covered the darkness from my face.

1. Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?

2. {Some} remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed {thereof}. {feed...: or, feed them}

3. They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

4. They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

5. Behold, {as} wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness {yieldeth} food for them {and} for {their} children.

6. They reap {every one} his corn in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked. {corn: Heb. mingled corn, or, dredge} {they gather...: Heb. the wicked gather the vintage}

7. They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that {they have} no covering in the cold.

8. They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.

9. They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.

10. They cause {him} to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf {from} the hungry;

11. {Which} make oil within their walls, {and} tread {their} winepresses, and suffer thirst.

12. Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly {to them}.

13. They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

14. The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

15. The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth {his} face. {disguiseth...: Heb. setteth his face in secret}

16. In the dark they dig through houses, {which} they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

17. For the morning {is} to them even as the shadow of death: if {one} know {them, they are in} the terrors of the shadow of death.

18. He {is} swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.

19. Drought and heat consume the snow waters: {so doth} the grave {those which} have sinned. {consume: Heb. violently take}

20. The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree.

21. He evil entreateth the barren {that} beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow.

22. He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no {man} is sure of life. {no...: or, he trusteth not his own life}

23. {Though} it be given him {to be} in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes {are} upon their ways.

24. They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all {other}, and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn. {are gone: Heb. are not} {taken...: Heb. closed up}

25. And if {it be} not {so} now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?

1. Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

2. Dominion and fear {are} with him, he maketh peace in his high places.

3. Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise?

4. How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean {that is} born of a woman?

5. Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.

6. How much less man, {that is} a worm? and the son of man, {which is} a worm?

1. But Job answered and said,

2. How hast thou helped {him that is} without power? {how} savest thou the arm {that hath} no strength?

3. How hast thou counselled {him that hath} no wisdom? and {how} hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?

4. To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee?

5. Dead {things} are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof. {and the...: or, with the inhabitants}

6. Hell {is} naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.

7. He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, {and} hangeth the earth upon nothing.

8. He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.

9. He holdeth back the face of his throne, {and} spreadeth his cloud upon it.

10. He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end. {until...: Heb. until the end of light with darkness}

11. The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.

12. He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud. {the proud: Heb. pride}

13. By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.

14. Lo, these {are} parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

1. Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, {continued: Heb. added to take up}

2. {As} God liveth, {who} hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, {who} hath vexed my soul; {vexed...: Heb. made my soul bitter}

3. All the while my breath {is} in me, and the spirit of God {is} in my nostrils; {the spirit...: that is, the breath which God gave him}

4. My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

5. God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.

6. My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach {me} so long as I live. {so long...: Heb. from my days}

7. Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.

8. For what {is} the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

9. Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?

10. Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?

11. I will teach you by the hand of God: {that} which {is} with the Almighty will I not conceal. {by...: or, being in the hand, etc}

12. Behold, all ye yourselves have seen {it}; why then are ye thus altogether vain?

13. This {is} the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, {which} they shall receive of the Almighty.

14. If his children be multiplied, {it is} for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

15. Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.

16. Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

17. He may prepare {it}, but the just shall put {it} on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

18. He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth {that} the keeper maketh.

19. The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he {is} not.

20. Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

21. The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.

22. For {God} shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand. {he...: Heb. in fleeing he would flee}

23. {Men} shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

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