You have not started any reading plans.
15 Then Eliphaz the Temanites replied:
or fill their belly with the hot east wind?t
with speeches that have no value?u
and hinder devotion to God.v
you adopt the tongue of the crafty.y
your own lips testify against you.z
7 “Are you the first man ever born?a
Were you brought forth before the hills?b
8 Do you listen in on God’s council?c
Do you have a monopoly on wisdom?d
What insights do you have that we do not have?e
10 The gray-haired and the agedf are on our side,
men even older than your father.g
11 Are God’s consolationsh not enough for you,
12 Why has your heartk carried you away,
and why do your eyes flash,
13 so that you vent your ragel against God
15 If God places no trust in his holy ones,q
if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes,r
16 how much less mortals, who are vile and corrupt,s
let me tell you what I have seen,v
hiding nothing received from their ancestorsw
19 (to whom alone the landx was given
when no foreigners moved among them):
20 All his days the wicked man suffers torment,y
the ruthless man through all the years stored up for him.z
21 Terrifying sounds fill his ears;a
when all seems well, marauders attack him.b
22 He despairs of escaping the realm of darkness;c
he is marked for the sword.d
troubles overwhelm him, like a kingk poised to attack,
25 because he shakes his fistl at God
and vaunts himself against the Almighty,m
with a thick, strong shield.n
and his waist bulges with flesh,o
and houses where no one lives,p
houses crumbling to rubble.q
29 He will no longer be rich and his wealth will not endure,r
nor will his possessions spread over the land.s
30 He will not escape the darkness;t
for he will get nothing in return.a
and his branches will not flourish.d
33 He will be like a vine stripped of its unripe grapes,e
like an olive tree shedding its blossoms.f
34 For the company of the godlessg will be barren,
their womb fashions deceit.”
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