nkjv@Job:22:1 @ Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:

nkjv@Job:22:2 @ "Can a man be profitable to God, Though he who is wise may be profitable to himself?

nkjv@Job:22:3 @ Is it any pleasure to the Almighty that you are righteous? Or is it gain to Him that you make your ways blameless?

nkjv@Job:22:4 @ "Is it because of your fear of Him that He corrects you, And enters into judgment with you?

nkjv@Job:22:5 @ Is not your wickedness great, And your iniquity without end?

nkjv@Job:22:6 @ For you have taken pledges from your brother for no reason, And stripped the naked of their clothing.

nkjv@Job:22:7 @ You have not given the weary water to drink, And you have withheld bread from the hungry.

nkjv@Job:22:8 @ But the mighty man possessed the land, And the honorable man dwelt in it.

nkjv@Job:22:9 @ You have sent widows away empty, And the strength of the fatherless was crushed.

nkjv@Job:22:10 @ Therefore snares are all around you, And sudden fear troubles you,

nkjv@Job:22:11 @ Or darkness so that you cannot see; And an abundance of water covers you.

nkjv@Job:22:12 @ "Is not God in the height of heaven? And see the highest stars, how lofty they are!

nkjv@Job:22:13 @ And you say, "What does God know? Can He judge through the deep darkness?

nkjv@Job:22:14 @ Thick clouds cover Him, so that He cannot see, And He walks above the circle of heaven.'

nkjv@Job:22:15 @ Will you keep to the old way Which wicked men have trod,

nkjv@Job:22:16 @ Who were cut down before their time, Whose foundations were swept away by a flood?

nkjv@Job:22:17 @ They said to God, "Depart from us! What can the Almighty do to them?'

nkjv@Job:22:18 @ Yet He filled their houses with good things; But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

nkjv@Job:22:19 @ "The righteous see it and are glad, And the innocent laugh at them:

nkjv@Job:22:20 @ "Surely our adversaries are cut down, And the fire consumes their remnant.'

nkjv@Job:22:21 @ "Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; Thereby good will come to you.

nkjv@Job:22:22 @ Receive, please, instruction from His mouth, And lay up His words in your heart.

nkjv@Job:22:23 @ If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up; You will remove iniquity far from your tents.

nkjv@Job:22:24 @ Then you will lay your gold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.

nkjv@Job:22:25 @ Yes, the Almighty will be your gold And your precious silver;

nkjv@Job:22:26 @ For then you will have your delight in the Almighty, And lift up your face to God.

nkjv@Job:22:27 @ You will make your prayer to Him, He will hear you, And you will pay your vows.

nkjv@Job:22:28 @ You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways.

nkjv@Job:22:29 @ When they cast you down, and you say, "Exaltation will come!' Then He will save the humble person.

nkjv@Job:22:30 @ He will even deliver one who is not innocent; Yes, he will be delivered by the purity of your hands."

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