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22 - Old Testament (Various Authors), The Book of Job (KJV) 
The Parallel Bible. The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the Original Tongues: being the Authorised Version arranged in parallel columns with the Revised Version (Oxford University Press, 1885). The Book of Job.
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1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
2 Can a man be profitable unto God, ∥ as he that is wise may be 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?
4 Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee into judgment?
5Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite?
6 For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and † stripped the naked of their clothing.
7 Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.
9 Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.
10 Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee;
11 Or darkness, 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!
13 And thou sayest, ∥ How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?
14 Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.
15 Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?
16 Which were cut down out of time, † whose foundation was overflown with a flood:
18 Yet he filled their houses with good things: but * the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
19* The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn.
21 Acquaint now thyself ∥ with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.
22 Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.
23* If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.
24 Then shalt thou lay up gold ∥ as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.
26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.
27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.
28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save † the humble person.
30∥ He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands.
[∥ ] Or, if he may be profitable, doth his good success depend thereon?
[† ] Heb. stripped the clothes of the naked.
[† ] Heb. the man of arm.
[† ] Heb. eminent, or, accepted for countenance.
[† ] Heb the head of the stars.
[∥ ] Or, What.
[† ] Heb. a flood was poured upon their foundation.
[* ] ch. 21. 14.
[∥ ] Or, to them?
[* ] ch. 21. 16.
[* ] Ps. 107. 42.
[∥ ] Or, estate.
[∥ ] Or, their excellency.
[∥ ] That is, with God.
[* ] ch. 8. 5.
[∥ ] Or, on the dust.
[∥ ] Or, gold.
[† ] Heb. silver of strength.
[† ] Heb. him that hath low eyes.
[∥ ] Or, The innocent shall deliver the island.