1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
1 Eliphaz sheweth that man's goodness profiteth not God. 5 He accuseth Job of divers sins. 21 He exhorteth him to repentance, with promises of mercy.
22:1 ¶ And Eliphaz the Temanite answereth and saith:
22:2 To God is a man profitable, Because a wise man to himself is profitable?
22:3 Is it a delight to the Mighty One That thou art righteous? is it gain, That thou makest perfect thy ways?
22:4 Because of thy reverence Doth He reason [with] thee? He entereth with thee into judgment:
22:5 Is not thy wickedness abundant? And there is no end to thine iniquities.
22:6 For thou takest a pledge of thy brother for nought, And the garments of the naked Thou dost strip off.
22:7 Thou causest not the weary to drink water, And from the hungry thou withholdest bread.
22:8 As to the man of armhe hath the earth, And the accepted of facehe dwelleth in it.
22:9 Widows thou hast sent away empty, And the arms of the fatherless are bruised.
22:10 Therefore round about thee [are] snares, And trouble thee doth fear suddenly.
22:11 Or darknessthou dost not see, And abundance of waters doth cover thee.
22:12 Is not God high [in] heaven? And see the summit of the stars, That they are high.
22:13 And thou hast said, 'Whathath God known? Through thickness doth He judge?
22:14 Thick clouds [are] a secret place to Him, And He doth not see;' And the circle of the heavens He walketh habitually,
22:15 The path of the age dost thou observe, That men of iniquity have trodden?
22:16 Who have been cut down unexpectedly, A flood is poured out on their foundation.
22:17 Those saying to God, 'Turn aside from us,' And what doth the Mighty One to them?
22:18 And he hath filled their houses [with] good: (And the counsel of the wicked Hath been far from me.)
22:19 See do the righteous and they rejoice, And the innocent mocketh at them,
22:20 'Surely our substance hath not been cut off, And their excellency hath fire consumed.'
22:21 Acquaint thyself, I pray thee, with Him, And be at peace, Thereby thine increase [is] good.
22:22 Receive, I pray thee, from His mouth a law, And set His sayings in thy heart.
22:23 If thou dost return unto the Mighty Thou art built up, Thou puttest iniquity far from thy tents.
22:24 So as to set on the dust a defence, And on a rock of the valleys a covering.
22:25 And the Mighty hath been thy defence, And silver [is] strength to thee.
22:26 For then on the Mighty thou delightest thyself, And dost lift up unto God thy face,
22:27 Thou dost make supplication unto Him, And He doth hear thee, And thy vows thou completest.
22:28 And thou decreest a saying, And it is established to thee, And on thy ways hath light shone.
22:29 For they have made low, And thou sayest, 'Lift up.' And the bowed down of eyes he saveth.
22:30 He delivereth the not innocent, Yea, he hath been delivered By the cleanness of thy hands.
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