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Job 15:1-13 World English Bible (WEB)

15 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,

“Should a wise man answer with vain knowledge,
    and fill himself with the east wind?
Should he reason with unprofitable talk,
    or with speeches with which he can do no good?
Yes, you do away with fear,
    and hinder devotion before God.
For your iniquity teaches your mouth,
    and you choose the language of the crafty.
Your own mouth condemns you, and not I.
    Yes, your own lips testify against you.

“Are you the first man who was born?
    Or were you brought out before the hills?
Have you heard the secret counsel of God?
    Do you limit wisdom to yourself?
What do you know, that we don’t know?
    What do you understand, which is not in us?
10 With us are both the gray-headed and the very aged men,
    much elder than your father.
11 Are the consolations of God too small for you,
    even the word that is gentle toward you?
12 Why does your heart carry you away?
    Why do your eyes flash,
13 That you turn your spirit against God,
    and let such words go out of your mouth?

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Job 15:1-13 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Eliphaz Says Job Presumes Much

15 Then Eliphaz the Temanite [a]responded,

“Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge
And fill [b]himself with the east wind?
“Should he argue with useless talk,
Or with words which are not profitable?
“Indeed, you do away with [c]reverence
And hinder meditation before God.
“For your guilt teaches your mouth,
And you choose the language of the crafty.
“Your own mouth condemns you, and not I;
And your own lips testify against you.

“Were you the first man to be born,
Or were you brought forth before the hills?
“Do you hear the secret counsel of God,
And limit wisdom to yourself?
What do you know that we do not know?
What do you understand that [d]we do not?
10 “Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us,
Older than your father.
11 “Are the consolations of God too small for you,
Even the word spoken gently with you?
12 “Why does your heart carry you away?
And why do your eyes flash,
13 That you should turn your spirit against God
And allow such words to go out of your mouth?

Footnotes:

  1. Job 15:1 Lit answered and said
  2. Job 15:2 Lit his belly
  3. Job 15:4 Lit fear
  4. Job 15:9 Lit is not within us?
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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