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Geneva Bible 1599 - Job

Job 15

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1Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and saide,
2Shal a wise man speake words of ye winde, and fill his bellie with the East winde?
3Shall he dispute with wordes not comely? or with talke that is not profitable?
4Surely thou hast cast off feare, and restrainest prayer before God.
5For thy mouth declareth thine iniquitie, seeing thou hast chosen ye tongue of the crafty.
6Thine owne mouth condemneth thee, and not I, and thy lippes testifie against thee.
7Art thou the first man, that was borne? and wast thou made before the hils?
8Hast thou heard the secret counsell of God, and doest thou restraine wisedome to thee?
9What knowest thou that we knowe not? and vnderstandest that is not in vs?
10With vs are both auncient and very aged men, farre older then thy father.
11Seeme the consolations of God small vnto thee? is this thing strange vnto thee?
12Why doeth thine heart take thee away, and what doe thine eyes meane,
13That thou answerest to God at thy pleasure, and bringest such wordes out of thy mouth?
14What is man, that he should be cleane? and he that is borne of woman, that he shoulde be iust?
15Beholde, he founde no stedfastnesse in his Saintes: yea, the heauens are not cleane in his sight.
16How much more is man abominable, and filthie, which drinketh iniquitie like water?
17I will tell thee: heare me, and I will declare that which I haue seene:
18Which wise men haue tolde, as they haue heard of their fathers, and haue not kept it secret:

19To whome alone the land was giuen and no stranger passed through them.
20The wicked man is continually as one that traueileth of childe, and the nomber of yeeres is hid from the tyrant.
21A sounde of feare is in his eares, and in his prosperitie the destroyer shall come vpon him.
22He beleeueth not to returne out of darknesse: for he seeth the sworde before him.
23He wandreth to and from for bread where he may: he knoweth that the day of darkenesse is prepared at hande.
24Affliction and anguish shall make him afraide: they shall preuaile against him as a King readie to the battell.
25For he hath stretched out his hand against GOD, and made him selfe strong against the Almightie.
26Therefore God shall runne vpon him, euen vpon his necke, and against the most thicke part of his shielde.
27Because he hath couered his face with his fatnesse, and hath colloppes in his flancke.
28Though he dwell in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, but are become heapes,
29He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof in the earth.
30He shall neuer depart out of darkenesse: the flame shall drie vp his branches, and he shall goe away with the breath of his mouth.
31He beleeueth not that he erreth in vanitie: therefore vanitie shalbe his change.
32His branch shall not be greene, but shall be cut off before his day.
33God shall destroy him as the vine her sower grape, and shall cast him off, as the oliue doeth her flowre.
34For the congregation of the hypocrite shalbe desolate, and fire shall deuoure the houses of bribes.
35For they conceiue mischiefe and bring foorth vanitie, and their bellie hath prepared deceite.