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Isaac Leeser Tanakh - Job

Job 15

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1Then answered Eliphaz the Themanite, and said,
2Should a wise man utter windy knowledge, and fill his inward parts with the east wind?
3Should he reason with a speech which availeth nothing? and with words in which there is no profit?
4Yea, thou truly makest void the fear of God, and diminishest devotion before God.
5For thy iniquity teacheth thy mouth, so that thou choosest the language of the crafty.
6Thy own mouth must condemn thee, but not I: yea, thy own lips will testify against thee.
7Wast thou born as the first man? or wast thou brought forth before the hills?
8Hast thou listened to the secret counsel of God? and is wisdom therefore of little esteem with thee?
9What knowest thou, that we do not know? what understandest thou, which is not with us?
10Both the grayheaded and the very aged are among us,— richer than thy father in days.
11Are the divine consolations too little for thee? and the word that was so mild with thee?
12Whither doth thy heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes gaze at?
13That thou shouldst turn against God thy spirit, and utter such words out of thy mouth?
14What is man, that he should be pure? and that he who is born of woman should be declared righteous?
15Behold, in his holy ones he putteth no trust; and the heavens are not pure in his eyes:
16How much more then the abominable and corrupt, the man who drinketh like water wrong-doing?
17I will instruct thee, hear me; and what I have seen will I relate;
18Which wise men have ever told, and have not concealed, as they obtained it from their fathers;

19Unto whom alone the earth was given, and into whose midst no stranger ever entered.
20All his days is the wicked plagued with pain, and the number of years which are laid by for the tyrant.
21A sound of terrors is in his ears: during peace will the waster come over him.
22He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is looked for by the sword.
23He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that there is ready at his hand the day of darkness.
24Distress and anguish terrify him: they assail him with might, as a king prepared for the battle.
25Because he had stretched out against God his hand, and strengthened himself against the Almighty;
26And he had run against him, with an extended neck, with the thick roundings of his bucklers;
27Because he had covered his face with his fat, and had made thick folds of fat on his flanks;
28And he dwelt in abandoned cities, in houses which none inhabited, which were destined to be ruinous heaps.
29Yet will he not remain rich, neither will his wealth endure, nor will he attain their perfection on earth.
30He will never depart out of darkness: the flame shall dry up his shoots, and he will depart by the breath of God's mouth.
31Let him that goeth astray not trust in vanity; for vanity will be what he obtaineth thereby.
32Even before his time will it be overfull, and his branches will not be green.
33He will shake off like the vine his unripe grapes, and cast off like the olive his blossoms.
34For the assembly of hypocrites will remain desolate, and fire will consume the tents of bribery.
35They conceive trouble, and bring forth wrong-doing, and their body prepareth deceit.