22 Then zEliphaz the Temanite answered and said:
2 a“Can a man be profitable to God?
Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.
or is it gain to him if you bmake your ways blameless?
and centers into judgment with you?
There is no end to your iniquities.
6 For you have dexacted pledges of your brothers for nothing
eand stripped the naked of their clothing.
and you have fwithheld bread from the hungry.
8 gThe man with power possessed the land,
and hthe favored man lived in it.
9 You have isent widows away empty,
10 Therefore lsnares are all around you,
and sudden terror overwhelms you,
11 or mdarkness, so that you cannot see,
See pthe highest stars, how lofty they are!
13 But you say, q‘What does God know?
Can he judge through rthe deep darkness?
14 sThick clouds veil him, so that he does not see,
and he walks on the vault of heaven.’
that wicked men have trod?
16 They were snatched away tbefore their time;
their foundation was washed away.1
17 They said to God, u‘Depart from us,’
but wthe counsel of the wicked is far from me.
19 xThe righteous see it and are glad;
the innocent one ymocks at them,
and what they left zthe fire has consumed.’
thereby good will come to you.
22 Receive instruction from chis mouth,
and dlay up his words in your heart.
if you gremove injustice far from your tents,
24 if you lay gold in hthe dust,
and gold of iOphir among the stones of the torrent-bed,
and your precious silver.
26 For then you jwill delight yourself in the Almighty
and klift up your face to God.
27 You will lmake your prayer to him, and he will hear you,
and you will mpay your vows.
and nlight will shine on your ways.
29 For when they are humbled you say, ‘It is because of pride’;3
but he saves othe lowly.
30 He pdelivers even the one who is not innocent,
who will be delivered through qthe cleanness of your hands.”
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