Tyndale Bible

Job 22

Eliphaz sheweth that man's goodness profiteth not God.

Job 22:1 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said, Job 22:2 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself? Job 22:3 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [Is it] any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or [is it] gain [to him], that thou makest thy ways perfect? Job 22:4 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee into judgment?

He accuseth Job of divers sins.

Job 22:5 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [Is] not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite? Job 22:6 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for naught, and stripped the naked of their clothing. Job 22:7 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withheld bread from the hungry. Job 22:8 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} But [as for] the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honorable man dwelt in it. Job 22:9 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken. Job 22:10 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Therefore snares [are] round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee; Job 22:11 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Or darkness, [that] thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee. Job 22:12 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [Is] not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are! Job 22:13 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud? Job 22:14 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Thick clouds [are] a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven. Job 22:15 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden? Job 22:16 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood: Job 22:17 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them? Job 22:18 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Yet he filled their houses with good [things]: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me. Job 22:19 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The righteous see [it], and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn. Job 22:20 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.

He exhorteth him to repentance, with promises of mercy.

Job 22:21 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. Job 22:22 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart. Job 22:23 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. Job 22:24 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the [gold] of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. Job 22:25 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defense, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. Job 22:26 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God. Job 22:27 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. Job 22:28 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. Job 22:29 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} When [men] are cast down, then thou shalt say, [There is] lifting up; and he shall save the humble person. Job 22:30 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands.

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