22 Then aEliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
2 bCan a man be profitable unto God,
3 Is it any dpleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous?
Or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?
Will he eenter with thee into judgment?
And thine iniquities infinite?
6 For thou hast ftaken a pledge from thy brother for nought,
And thou hhast withholden bread from the hungry.
And the †honourable man dwelt in it.
9 Thou hast ksent widows away empty,
10 Therefore nsnares are round about thee,
And sudden fear troubleth thee;
12 Is not God in qthe height of heaven?
And behold †the height of the stars, how high they are!
Can he judge through the sdark cloud?
14 tThick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not;
And he walketh in the ucircuit of heaven.
15 Hast thou xmarked the old way
Which wicked men have trodden?
†Whose foundation was overflown with a flood:
17 aWhich said unto God, Depart from us:
But dthe counsel of the wicked is far from me.
19 eThe righteous see it, and are glad:
And the innocent flaugh them to scorn.
20 Whereas our ||substance is not cut down,
Thereby good shall come unto thee.
22 Receive, I pray thee, the law from jhis mouth,
And lay up his words in thine heart.
24 Then shalt thou lay up gold ||as dust,
And the gold of oOphir as the stones of the brooks.
25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy ||defence,
And thou shalt have †plenty of silver.
26 For then shalt thou phave thy delight in the Almighty,
And qshalt lift up thy face unto God.
27 Thou shalt rmake thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee,
And thou shalt spay thy vows.
And xthe light shall shine upon thy ways.
29 When men yare cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up;
30 ||He shall deliver the island of the innocent:
And it is delivered by athe pureness of thine hands.
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