1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
15:1 ¶ Then responded Eliphaz the Temanite, and said:
15:2 Should, a wise man, answer unreal knowledge? or fill, with the east wind, his inner man?
15:3 Disputing with discourse that doth no good, or with speech, wherein is no profit?
15:4 But, thou, wouldst take away reverence, and wouldst attain unto meditation before GOD.
15:5 For thine own mouth would teach thine iniquity, and thou wouldst choose the tongue of the crafty.
15:6 Thine own mouth shall condemn thee, and, not I, And, thine own lips, shall testify against thee.
15:7 The first of mankind, wast thou born? Or, before the hills, wast thou brought forth?
15:8 In the secret council of GOD, hast thou been wont to hearken? Or canst thou attain for thyself unto wisdom?
15:9 What knowest thou, that we know not? [What] understandest thou, and the same, is not with us?
15:10 Both hoary and venerable, are among us, one mightier than thy father in days!
15:11 Too small for thee, are the consolations of GOD? or a word spoken gently with thee?
15:12 How doth thine own heart carry thee away, and how thine eyes do roll!
15:13 For thy spirit, replieth against GOD, and thou bringest forthout of thy mouthwords!
15:14 What is a mortal, that he should be pure? or that righteous should be one born of a woman?
15:15 Lo! in his holy ones, he putteth not confidence, and, the heavens, are not pure in his eyes:
15:16 How much less when one is detested and corrupt, a man who drinketh inlike waterperversity.
15:17 ¶ I will tell theehear me, Since this I have seen, I must needs declare it.
15:18 Which, wise men, tell, and deny not [that which is] from their fathers.
15:19 To them alone, was the earth given, and no alien passed through their midst:
15:20 All the days of the lawless man, he, doth writhe with pain, and, the number of years, is hidden from the tyrant;
15:21 A noise of dreadful things, is in his ears, In prosperity, the destroyer cometh upon him;
15:22 He hath no confidence to come back out of darkness, he, being destined to the power oft the sword;
15:23 A wanderer, he, for bread, [saying] Where [is it]? He knoweth that, prepared by his own hand, is the day of darkness;
15:24 Distress and anguish shall startle him, It shall overpower him, like a king ready for the onset:
15:25 Because he had stretched outagainst GODhis hand, and, against the Almighty, had been wont to behave himself proudly;
15:26 He used to run against him with uplifted neck, with the stout bosses of his bucklers;
15:27 For he had covered his face with his fatness, and had gathered a superabundance on his loins;
15:28 And had inhabited demolished cities, houses, wherein men would not dwell, that were destined to become heaps.
15:29 He shall not be rich, nor shall his substance continue, neither shall their shadow stretch along on the earth;
15:30 He shall not depart out of darkness, his young branch, shall the flame dry up, and he shall depart, by the breath of his own mouth!
15:31 Let no one trust in him thatby vanityis deceived, for, vanity, shall be his recompense;
15:32 Before his day, shall it be accomplished, with, his palm-top, not covered with leaves;
15:33 He shall wronglike a vinehis sour grapes, and shall cast offas an olive-treehis blossom.
15:34 For, the family of the impious, is unfruitful, and, a fire, hath devoured the tents of bribery;
15:35 Conceiving mischief, and bringing forth iniquity, yea, their inmost soul, prepareth deceit.
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