THE BOOKE OF Iob. Chapter 22
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1 Eliphaz sheweth that mans goodnesse profiteth not God. 5 Hee accuseth Iob of diuers sinnes. 21 He exhorteth him to repentance, with promises of mercy.
1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered, and said,
2Can a man be profitable vnto God? as hee that is wise may be profitable vnto himselfe.2
3Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gaine to him, that thou makest thy waies perfite?
Eliphaz exhorteth Iob to repentance.
4Will hee reproue thee for feare of thee? will he enter with thee into iudgment?
5Is not thy wickednesse great? and thine iniquities infinite?
6For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.6
7Thou hast not giuen water to the wearie to drinke, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.
8But as for the mightie man, hee had the earth, and the honourable man dwelt in it.8
9Thou hast sent widowes away emptie, and the armes of the fatherlesse haue bene broken.
10Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden feare troubleth thee,
11Or darkenes that thou canst not see, and abundance of waters couer thee.
12Is not God in the height of heauen? and behold the height of the starres how high they are.12
13And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he iudge through the darke cloude?13
14Thicke cloudes are a couering to him that he seeth not, and hee walketh in the circuit of heauen.
15Hast thou marked the olde way which wicked men haue troden?
16Which were cut downe out of time, whose foundation was ouerflowen with a flood.16
17Which said vnto God, Depart from vs, and what can the Almightie doe for them?17
18Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsell of the wicked is farre from me.18
19The righteous see it, and are glad, and the innocent laugh them to scorne.19
20Whereas our substance is not cut downe, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.20
21Acquaint now thy selfe with him, and be at peace: thereby good shal come vnto thee.21
22Receiue, I pray thee, the Lawe from his mouth, and lay vp his words in thine heart.
23If thou returne to the Almightie, thou shalt be built vp, thou shalt put away iniquitie farre from thy tabernacles.23
Eliphaz exhorteth Iob to repentance.
24Then shalt thou lay vp golde as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brookes.24
25Yea the Almightie shall bee thy defence, and thou shalt haue plenty of siluer.25
26For then shalt thou haue thy delight in the Almightie, and shalt lift vp thy face vnto God.
27Thou shalt make thy prayer vnto him, and he shall heare thee, and thou shalt pay thy vowes.
28Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shal be established vnto thee: and the light shall shine vpon thy wayes.
29When men are cast downe, then thou shalt say, There is lifting vp: and he shall saue the humble person.29
30He shall deliuer the Iland of the innocent: and it is deliuered by the purenesse of thine hands.30
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Job Chapter 22
2 Or, if hee may be profitable, doth his good successe depend thereon?
6 Heb. stripped the clothes of the naked.
8 Heb. the man of arme , Heb. eminent or accepted for countenance.
12 Heb. the head of the starres.
13 Or, what.
16 Heb. a flood was powred vpon their foundation.
17 Chap. 21. 14. , Or, to them
18 Chap. 21. 16.
19 Psal.107. 42.
20 Or, estate. , Or, their excellencie.
21 That is, with God.
23 Chap.8. 5.
24 Or on the dust.
25 Or, gold. , Heb. siluer of strength.
29 Heb. him that hath lowe eyes.
30 Or, the innocent shall deliuer the Iland.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania