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Job 15:1-3 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Second Series of Speeches

Eliphaz Speaks

15 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

Does a wise man answer with empty[a] counsel
or fill himself[b] with the hot east wind?
Should he argue with useless talk
or with words that serve no good purpose?


  1. 15:2 Lit windy; Jb 16:3
  2. 15:2 Lit his belly
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Job 15:1-3 New International Version (NIV)


15 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

“Would a wise person answer with empty notions
    or fill their belly with the hot east wind?
Would they argue with useless words,
    with speeches that have no value?

New International Version (NIV)

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