Eliphaz sheweth that man's goodness profiteth not God.
Job 22:1 Forsothe Eliphat Themanytes answeride, and seide, Job 22:2 Whether a man, yhe, whanne he is of perfit kunnyng, mai be comparisound to God? Job 22:3 What profitith it to God, if thou art iust? ethir what schalt thou yyue to hym, if thi lijf is without wem? Job 22:4 Whether he schal drede, and schal repreue thee, and schal come with thee in to doom,
He accuseth Job of divers sins.
Job 22:5 and not for thi ful myche malice, and thi wickidnessis with out noumbre, these peynes bifelden iustli to thee? Job 22:6 For thou hast take awei with out cause the wed of thi britheren; and hast spuylid nakid men of clothis. Job 22:7 Thou yauest not watir to the feynt man; and thou withdrowist breed fro the hungri man. Job 22:8 In the strengthe of thin arm thou haddist the lond in possessioun; and thou moost myyti heldist it. Job 22:9 Thou leftist widewis voide; and al to-brakist the schuldris of fadirles children. Job 22:10 Therfor thou art cumpassid with snaris; and sodeyn drede disturblith thee. Job 22:11 And thou gessidist, that thou schuldist not se derknessis; and that thou schuldist not be oppressid with the fersnesse of watris flowyng. Job 22:12 Whether thou thenkist, that God is hiyere than heuene, and is enhaunsid aboue the coppe of sterris? Job 22:13 And thou seist, What sotheli knowith God? and, He demeth as bi derknesse. Job 22:14 A cloude is his hidyng place, and he biholdith not oure thingis, and he goith aboute the herris of heuene. Job 22:15 Whether thou coueitist to kepe the path of worldis, which wickid men han ofte go? Job 22:16 Whiche weren takun awei bifor her tyme, and the flood distriede the foundement of hem. Job 22:17 Whiche seiden to God, Go thou awei fro vs; and as if Almyyti God may do no thing, thei gessiden hym, Job 22:18 whanne he hadde fillid her housis with goodis; the sentence of whiche men be fer fro me. Job 22:19 Iust men schulen se, and schulen be glad; and an innocent man schal scorne hem. Job 22:20 Whether the reisyng of hem is not kit doun, and fier schal deuoure the relifs of hem?
He exhorteth him to repentance, with promises of mercy.
Job 22:21 Therfor assente thou to God, and haue thou pees; and bi these thingis thou schalt haue best fruytis. Job 22:22 Take thou the lawe of his mouth, and sette thou hise wordis in thin herte. Job 22:23 If thou turnest ayen to Almyyti God, thou schalt be bildid; and thou schalt make wickidnesse fer fro thi tabernacle. Job 22:24 He schal yyue a flynt for erthe, and goldun strondis for a flynt. Job 22:25 And Almyyti God schal be ayens thin enemyes; and siluer schal be gaderid togidere to thee. Job 22:26 Thanne on Almyyti God thou schalt flowe with delicis; and thou schalt reise thi face to God. Job 22:27 Thou schalt preye hym, and he schal here thee; and thou schalt yelde thi vowis. Job 22:28 Thou schalt deme a thing, and it schal come to thee; and lyyt schal schyne in thi weies. Job 22:29 For he that is mekid, schal be in glorie; and he that bowith doun hise iyen, schal be saued. Job 22:30 An innocent schal be saued; sotheli he schal be saued in the clennesse of hise hondis.