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15 Then answered aEliphaz the Temanite, and said,

Should ba wise man utter vain knowledge,

And fill his cbelly with dthe east wind?

Should he reason with ddunprofitable talk?

Or with speeches wherewith he ecan do no good?

Yea, thou castest off ffear,

And restrainest ||prayer before God.

For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity,

And thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.

gThine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I:

Yea, thine own lips htestify against thee.

Art thou the first man that was born?

Or iwast thou made jbefore the hills?

Hast thou heard kthe secret of God?

And dost thou lrestrain wisdom to thyself?

mWhat knowest thou, that we know not?

What understandest thou, which is not in us?

10  nWith us are both the grayheaded and overy aged men,

Much elder than thy father.

11  Are the consolations of God small with thee?

Is there any secret thing with thee?

12  Why doth thine heart carry thee away?

And what do thy eyes wink at,

13  That thou turnest thy pspirit against God,

And lettest such words go out of thy mouth?

14  qWhat is man, that he should be clean?

And he which is rborn of a woman, that he should be righteous?

15  sBehold, he putteth no trust in his tsaints;

Yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.

16  uHow much more abominable and xfilthy

Is man, ywhich drinketh iniquity like water?

17  I will shew thee, hear me;

And that which I have seen I will declare;

18  Which wise men have ztold

aFrom their fathers, and zhave not hid it:

19  Unto whom alone the earth was given,

And bno stranger passed among them.

20  The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days,

And the number of years cis hidden to the doppressor.

21  A dreadful sound is in his ears:

eIn prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

22  He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness,

And he is waited for of the sword.

23  He fwandereth abroad for bread, gsaying, Where is it?

He knoweth that the day of darkness his ready at his hand.

24  Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid;

They shall iprevail against him, jas a king ready to the battle.

25  For he stretcheth out his hand against God,

And strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.

26  He krunneth upon him, even lon his neck,

Upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:

27  Because he mcovereth his face with his fatness,

And maketh collops of fat on his flanks.

28  And he dwelleth in desolate cities,

And in houses which no man inhabiteth,

Which are ready to become heaps.

29  He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue,

Neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.

30  He shall not depart out of darkness;

The flame shall dry up his nbranches,

And oby the breath of his mouth shall he go away.

31  Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity:

For vanity shall be his recompence.

32  It shall be ||accomplished pbefore his time,

And his qbranch shall not be green.

33  He shall rshake off his sunripe grape as the vine,

And shall cast off his sflower as the olive.

34  For tthe congregation of hypocrites shall be udesolate,

And fire shall consume the wtabernacles of bribery.

35  xThey conceive ymischief, and bring forth y||vanity,

And their zbelly prepareth deceit.

KJV 1900

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This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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