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22 Then aEliphaz the Temanite answered and said:
2 “Can ba man be profitable to God,
Though he who is wise may be profitable to himself?
Or is it gain to Him that you make your ways blameless?
And enters into judgment with you?
And your iniquity without end?
6 For you have ctaken pledges from your brother for no reason,
And stripped the naked of their clothing.
And you dhave withheld bread from the hungry.
8 But the 1mighty man possessed the land,
And the honorable man dwelt in it.
And the 2strength of the fatherless was crushed.
And sudden fear troubles you,
And an abundance of ewater covers you.
And see the highest stars, how lofty they are!
13 And you say, f‘What does God know?
Can He judge through the deep darkness?
14 gThick clouds cover Him, so that He cannot see,
And He walks above the circle of heaven.’
Which wicked men have trod,
16 Who hwere cut down before their time,
Whose foundations were swept away by a flood?
17 iThey said to God, ‘Depart from us!
What can the Almighty do to 3them?’
But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
19 “The jrighteous see it and are glad,
And the innocent laugh at them:
20 ‘Surely our 4adversaries are cut down,
And the fire consumes their remnant.’
21 “Now acquaint yourself with Him, and kbe at peace;
Thereby good will come to you.
22 Receive, please, linstruction from His mouth,
And mlay up His words in your heart.
You will remove iniquity far from your tents.
24 Then you will nlay your gold in the dust,
And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.
25 Yes, the Almighty will be your 5gold
And your precious silver;
26 For then you will have your odelight in the Almighty,
And lift up your face to God.
27 pYou will make your prayer to Him,
He will hear you,
And you will pay your vows.
And it will be established for you;
So light will shine on your ways.
Then qHe will save the humble person.
Yes, he will be delivered by the purity of your hands.”
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