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Job 22

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