Job 22
American Standard Version
Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

1Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

2Can a man be profitable unto God? Surely he that is wise is profitable unto himself.

3Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? Or is it gain to him , that thou makest thy ways perfect?

4Is it for thy fear of him that he reproveth thee, That he entereth with thee into judgment?

5Is not thy wickedness great? Neither is there any end to thine iniquities.

6For thou hast taken pledges of thy brother for nought, And stripped the naked of their clothing.

7Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, And thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.

8But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; And the honorable man, he dwelt in it.

9Thou hast sent widows away empty, And the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

10Therefore snares are round about thee, And sudden fear troubleth thee,

11Or darkness, so that thou canst not see, And abundance of waters cover thee.

12Is not God in the height of heaven? And behold the height of the stars, how high they are!

13And thou sayest, What doth God know? Can he judge through the thick darkness?

14Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that he seeth not; And he walketh on the vault of heaven.

15Wilt thou keep the old way Which wicked men have trodden?

16Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundation was poured out as a stream,

17Who said unto God, Depart from us; And, What can the Almighty do for us?

18Yet he filled their houses with good things: But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

19The righteous see it, and are glad; And the innocent laugh them to scorn,

20Saying , Surely they that did rise up against us are cut off, And the remnant of them the fire hath consumed.

21Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: Thereby good shall come unto thee.

22Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, And lay up his words in thy heart.

23If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, If thou put away unrighteousness far from thy tents.

24And lay thou thy treasure in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks;

25And the Almighty will be thy treasure, And precious silver unto thee.

26For then shalt thou delight thyself in the Almighty, And shalt lift up thy face unto God.

27Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he will hear thee; And thou shalt pay thy vows.

28Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee; And light shall shine upon thy ways.

29When they cast thee down, thou shalt say, There is lifting up; And the humble person he will save.

30He will deliver even him that is not innocent: Yea, he shall be delivered through the cleanness of thy hands.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Eliphaz shows that man's goodness profits not God
5. He accuses Job of various sins
21. He exhorts him to repentance, with promises of mercy
Job 1: Job's Character and Wealth

Job 2: Job Loses his Health

Job 3: Job Laments his Birth

Job 4: Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper

Job 5: Eliphaz Continues

Job 6: Job Replies: My Complaint is Just

Job 7: Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

Job 8: Bildad: Job Should Repent

Job 9: Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man

Job 10: Job's Plea to God

Job 11: Zophar Rebukes Job

Job 12: Job's Response to Zophar

Job 13: Job Reproves his Friends

Job 14: Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death

Job 15: Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God

Job 16: Job: Poor Comforters Are You

Job 17: Job Appeals From Men to God

Job 18: Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked

Job 19: Job: My Redeemer Lives

Job 20: Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

Job 21: Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

Job 22: Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Job 23: Job Responds: He Longs for God

Job 24: Job: Why Are the Wicked Unpunished

Job 25: Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous

Job 26: Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty

Job 27: Job Affirms his Integrity

Job 28: The Earth's Treasures

Job 29: Job's Former Blessings

Job 30: Job's Honor is Turned Into Contempt

Job 31: Job's Final Appeal

Job 32: Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends

Job 33: Elihu Rebukes Job

Job 34: Elihu Confirms God's Justice

Job 35: Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice

Job 36: Elihu Shows God's Justice and Power

Job 37: Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

Job 38: God Challenges Job

Job 39: God Speaks of His Creation

Job 40: Job Humbles Himself Before God

Job 41: God's Power Shown in Creatures

Job 42: Job Submits Himself to God

Job 21
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