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Job 22

Eliphaz sheweth that man's goodness profiteth not God.

Job 22:1 So Eliphas the Themanite gaue answere, & sayde: Job 22:2 Maye a man be copared vnto God in wysdome, though he seme to himself, for to be like him? Job 22:3 What pleasure hath God in yt thou art rightuous? Or what doth it profite him, yt thy waies are perfecte? Job 22:4 Is he afrayed to reproue the, & to steppe forth wt the in to iudgment?

He accuseth Job of divers sins.

Job 22:5 Cometh not this for ye greate wickednesse, & for thine vngracious dedes which are innumerable? Job 22:6 Thou hast take the pledge from thy brethre for naught, & robbed the naked of their clothinge: Job 22:7 To soch as were weery, hast thou geue no water to drynke, thou hast withdrawe bred fro the hungrie: Job 22:8 Shulde soch one the as vseth violece, wroge & oppression (doinge all thinges of parcialyte, & hauynge respecte of personnes) dwell in the lode? Job 22:9 Thou hast sent wyddowes awaye emptie and oppressed the poore fatherlesse. Job 22:10 Therfore art thou compased aboute with snares on euery syde, & sodely vexed wt feare. Job 22:11 Shuldest thou the se no darcknesse? Shulde not the water floude runne ouer the? Job 22:12 Now because yt God is hyer the the heauens, & because thou seist yt the starres are so hye, Job 22:13 wilt thou therfore saye: Tush, how shulde God knowe? Doth his dominion reach beyonde the cloudes? Job 22:14 Tush, the cloudes couer him, yt he maye not se, for he dwelleth in heauen. Job 22:15 Well, thou wilt kepe the olde waye, yt all wicked me haue gone: Job 22:16 both olde & yonge, whose foundacion is a runnynge water, Job 22:17 which saye vnto God: go from vs, and after this maner: Tush, what wil the Allmightie do vnto vs? Job 22:18 where as he (not with stodinge) fylleth their houses wt all good. Which meanynge of the vngodly be farre fro me. Job 22:19 For wt ioy shal the godly, and with gladnesse shal the innocent se, Job 22:20 that their increase shal be hewen downe, & their posterite consumed with the fyre.

He exhorteth him to repentance, with promises of mercy.

Job 22:21 Therfore recocile the vnto God, & be content, so shal all thinges prospere wt the right well. Job 22:22 Receaue the lawe at his mouth, & laye vp his wordes in thine herte. Job 22:23 For yf thou wilt turne to the Allmightie, thou shalt stonde fast, & all vnrightuousnesse shall be farre from thy dwellinge: Job 22:24 He shal geue the an haruest, which in plenty & abundaunce shall exceade the dust of the earth, and the golde of Ophir like ryuer stones. Job 22:25 Yee the Allmightie his owne self shalbe thine haruest, & the heape of thy money. Job 22:26 Then shalt thou haue thy delyte in the Allmightie, & lift vp thy face vnto God. Job 22:27 The shalt thou make thy prayer vnto him, & he shal heare the, & thou shalt kepe thy promyses. Job 22:28 The, loke what thou takest in honde, he shal make it to prospere with the, and the light shall shyne in thy wayes. Job 22:29 For who so humbleth himself, him shal he set vp: and who so loketh mekely, shalbe healed. Job 22:30 Yf thou be innocet, he shal saue the: and thorow the vngiltynesse of thyne handes shalt thou be delyuered.

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