Job 22 ©
1 Eliphaz sheweth that man's goodness profiteth not God: 5 he accuseth Job of various sins, to which he imputeth his calamities: 15 he bringeth evidence of the example of wicked men to shew that God's judgments at length overtake them: 21 and exhorteth Job to repentance with promises of mercy.
THEN Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
aCan a man be profitable unto God, 1as he that is wise may be profitable bunto himself?
Is cit any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?
Is not thy wickedness egreat? and thine iniquities infinite?
For fthou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and 2stripped the naked of their clothing.
gThou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hhast withholden bread from the hungry.
Therefore ksnares are round about thee, and sudden lfear troubleth thee;
Yea, the Almighty shall be thy 13defence, and thou shalt have 14plenty of silver.
mWhen men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he nshall save 15the humble person.
16He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands.