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15:1 Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said, 15:2 Should a wise
man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind? 15:3
Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he
can do no good? 15:4 Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest
prayer before God.
15:5 For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the
tongue of the crafty.
15:6 Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips
testify against thee.
15:7 Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before
the hills? 15:8 Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou
restrain wisdom to thyself? 15:9 What knowest thou, that we know not?
what understandest thou, which is not in us? 15:10 With us are both
the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.
15:11 Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret
thing with thee? 15:12 Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what
do thy eyes wink at, 15:13 That thou turnest thy spirit against God,
and lettest such words go out of thy mouth? 15:14 What is man, that
he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be
righteous? 15:15 Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the
heavens are not clean in his sight.
15:16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh
iniquity like water? 15:17 I will shew thee, hear me; and that which
I have seen I will declare; 15:18 Which wise men have told from their
fathers, and have not hid it: 15:19 Unto whom alone the earth was
given, and no stranger passed among them.
15:20 The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number
of years is hidden to the oppressor.
15:21 A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer
shall come upon him.
15:22 He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is
waited for of the sword.
15:23 He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth
that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
15:24 Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail
against him, as a king ready to the battle.
15:25 For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth
himself against the Almighty.
15:26 He runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of
his bucklers: 15:27 Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and
maketh collops of fat on his flanks.
15:28 And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man
inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.
15:29 He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue,
neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.
15:30 He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his
branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
15:31 Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall
be his recompence.
15:32 It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall
not be green.
15:33 He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast
off his flower as the olive.
15:34 For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire
shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.
15:35 They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly