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Eliphaz reprimands Job’s irreverence in defending himself

15:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite
answered and said,
15:2 Should a wise man answer [with] windy knowledge, and fill his  belly with the east wind?
15:3 Should he reason
with speech that is not useful he can do no good with unprofitable talk?
15:4 Yes, you throw off fear, and take away devotion before EL אֵל
‎Transliteration:ēl Pronunciation:ale — masculine noun — God, god-like one, mighty one occurs 245 times in 235 verses in the WLC Hebrew click here
15:5 For your
iniquity teaches your mouth; and you choose the tongue of the crafty.
15:6 Your own mouth condemns you, and not I: yes, your own lips testify against you.
15:7 Were you the first man that was born? Or were you made before the hills?
15:8 Have you heard the secret counsel of God? and do you limit wisdom to yourself?
15:9 What do know you, that we don’t know? Or understand that [is] not with us?
15:10 We are both the gray headed and very aged men, mightier than your father.
15:11 Are the comforts of EL אֵל
‎Transliteration:ēl Pronunciation:ale — masculine noun — God, god-like one, mighty one occurs 245 times in 235 verses in the WLC Hebrew click here
small with you? Is there any secret thing with you?
15:12 Why does your heart carry you away? And why do Your eyes flash,
15:13 That you turn your spirit against EL אֵל
‎Transliteration:ēl Pronunciation:ale — masculine noun — God, god-like one, mighty one occurs 245 times in 235 verses in the WLC Hebrew click here
, and let such words [come] out of your mouth?
15:14 What is man, that he should be clean? and he is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
15:15 See, he puts no trust in His saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in His eyes.
15:16 How much more is filthy man loathed, who drinks iniquity like water?

Restlessness of wicked men

15:17 I will tell you, hear me, and I will
declare this that I have seen;
15:18 that which wise men have told, and 
have not hidden it from their fathers:
15:19 To them alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.
15:20 The wicked man labors in pain all his days, and the number of years are hidden to the ruthless.
15:21 A fearful sound is in his ears: when he is at peaceשָׁלוֹם
Transliteration šālôm Pronunciation shaw-lome’ completeness, soundness, welfare, peace, be well, prosperity For more info click here
the destroyer shall come on him.
15:22 He doesn’t believe that he will return out of darkness, and he [is] awaited by the sword.
15:23 He wanders for bread, saying, Where [is it]? He knows that the day of darkness is already at his hand.
15:24 Distress and pain make him afraid; they shall overpower him, as a king ready for the battle.
15:25 Because he stretched out his hand against EL אֵל
‎Transliteration:ēl Pronunciation:ale — masculine noun — God, god-like one, mighty one occurs 245 times in 235 verses in the WLC Hebrew click here
, and strengthened himself against Shaddaiשַׁדַּי
romanized: Šaddāy; or Shaddai is one of the names of the God of Israel. El Shaddai is conventionally translated into English as God Almighty (Deus Omnipotens in Latin, Arabic: الله عزوجل, romanized: ʾAllāh ʿazzawajal), but its original meaning is unclear.One of God’s names Shaddai = Exhaustless Bounty click here
15:26 He runs at him with a [stiff] neck, with the thick thick layers of his shields:
15:27 Because he covers his face with his fatness, and he has fat on his flanks.
15:28 And he lives [in] failed cities, and [in] houses which no man inhabits, which are ready [to become] heaps.
15:29 He shall not be rich, nor shall his wealth continue, nor shall he stretch out their gain of it on the earth.
15:30 He shall not escape out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and
he shall turn at the breath of His mouth.
15:31 Don’t let him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his reward.
15:32 It shall be accomplished before his day, and his branch shall not be green.
15:33 He shall shake off its unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast its flower like the olive.
15:34 For the congregation of ungodly [shall] be bleak, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.
15:35 They conceive mischief, and bring forth evil, and their belly prepares deceit

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