The Book of Job (WEB)

22: 1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,

 22:2"Can a man be profitable to God?
      Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.

 22:3Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that you are righteous?
      Or does it benefit him, that you make your ways perfect?

 22:4Is it for your piety that he reproves you,
      That he enters with you into judgment?

 22:5Isn't your wickedness great?
      Neither is there any end to your iniquities.

 22:6For you have taken pledges from your brother for nothing,
      And stripped the naked of their clothing.

 22:7You haven't given water to the weary to drink,
      And you have withheld bread from the hungry.

 22:8But as for the mighty man, he had the earth.
      The honorable man, he lived in it.

 22:9You have sent widows away empty,
      And the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

 22:10Therefore snares are round about you.
      Sudden fear troubles you,

 22:11Or darkness, so that you can not see,
      And floods of waters cover you.

  22:12"Isn't God in the heights of heaven?
      See the height of the stars, how high they are!

 22:13You say, 'What does God know?
      Can he judge through the thick darkness?

 22:14Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that he doesn't see.
      He walks on the vault of the sky.'

 22:15Will you keep the old way
      Which wicked men have trodden,

 22:16Who were snatched away before their time,
      Whose foundation was poured out as a stream,

 22:17Who said to God, 'Depart from us;'
      And, 'What can the Almighty do for us?'

 22:18Yet he filled their houses with good things,
      But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

 22:19The righteous see it, and are glad;
      The innocent laugh them to scorn,

 22:20Saying, 'Surely those who rose up against us are cut off,
      The fire has consumed the remnant of them.'

  22:21"Acquaint yourself with him, now, and be at peace.
      Thereby good shall come to you.

 22:22Please receive instruction from his mouth,
      And lay up his words in your heart.

 22:23If you return to the Almighty, you shall be built up,
      If you put away unrighteousness far from your tents.

 22:24Lay your treasure in the dust,
      The gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.

 22:25The Almighty will be your treasure,
      Precious silver to you.

 22:26For then shall you delight yourself in the Almighty,
      And shall lift up your face to God.

 22:27You shall make your prayer to him, and he will hear you.
      You shall pay your vows.

 22:28You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established to you.
      Light shall shine on your ways.

 22:29When they cast down, you shall say, 'be lifted up.'
      He will save the humble person.

 22:30He will even deliver him who is not innocent;
      Yes, he shall be delivered through the cleanness of your hands."

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