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Job 15 - NIV


1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:


“Would a wise person answer with empty notions
or fill their belly with the hot east wind?

3 Would they argue with useless words,
with speeches that have no value?

4 But you even undermine piety
and hinder devotion to God.

5 Your sin prompts your mouth;
you adopt the tongue of the crafty.

6 Your own mouth condemns you, not mine;
your own lips testify against you.


“Are you the first man ever born?
Were you brought forth before the hills?

8 Do you listen in on God’s council?
Do you have a monopoly on wisdom?

9 What do you know that we do not know?
What insights do you have that we do not have?

10 The gray-haired and the aged are on our side,
men even older than your father.

11 Are God’s consolations not enough for you,
words spoken gently to you?

12 Why has your heart carried you away,
and why do your eyes flash,

13 so that you vent your rage against God
and pour out such words from your mouth?


“What are mortals, that they could be pure,
or those born of woman, that they could be righteous?

15 If God places no trust in his holy ones,
if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes,

16 how much less mortals, who are vile and corrupt,
who drink up evil like water!


“Listen to me and I will explain to you;
let me tell you what I have seen,

18 what the wise have declared,
hiding nothing received from their ancestors

19 (to whom alone the land was given
when no foreigners moved among them):

20 All his days the wicked man suffers torment,
the ruthless man through all the years stored up for him.

21 Terrifying sounds fill his ears;
when all seems well, marauders attack him.

22 He despairs of escaping the realm of darkness;
he is marked for the sword.

23 He wanders about for food like a vulture;
he knows the day of darkness is at hand.

24 Distress and anguish fill him with terror;
troubles overwhelm him, like a king poised to attack,

25 because he shakes his fist at God
and vaunts himself against the Almighty,

26 defiantly charging against him
with a thick, strong shield.


“Though his face is covered with fat
and his waist bulges with flesh,

28 he will inhabit ruined towns
and houses where no one lives,
houses crumbling to rubble.

29 He will no longer be rich and his wealth will not endure,
nor will his possessions spread over the land.

30 He will not escape the darkness;
a flame will wither his shoots,
and the breath of God’s mouth will carry him away.

31 Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless,
for he will get nothing in return.

32 Before his time he will wither,
and his branches will not flourish.

33 He will be like a vine stripped of its unripe grapes,
like an olive tree shedding its blossoms.

34 For the company of the godless will be barren,
and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes.

35 They conceive trouble and give birth to evil;
their womb fashions deceit.”

Sermons on Job 15 More sermons: Job 15

Thomas Swope avatar
Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Apr, 2016
Summary: A study of the book of Job 15: 17 – 35
Series: Job
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If one will do, why not try 2
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Apr, 2016
Summary: A study of the book of Job 15: 1 – 16
Series: Job
Robert Leroe avatar
Job's friends
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Dec, 2012
Summary: Job's self-assured friends were all wrong in their assessment. Job was right. In fact, he was living in the center of God’s will. God says so, and orders Job’s friends to offer a sacrifice to atone for their judgmental attitudes, topping that by tellin
Robert Leroe avatar
Job's Friends
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Jun, 2009
Summary: Rather than show sensitivity to Job’s affliction, his friends critique him...and were dead wrong. Let’s be careful when we appraise people. And let’s be cordial when we disagree.
based on 13 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 9,726
Jerry Stepp avatar
Where is it?
Shared by: Jerry Stepp on Nov, 2008
Summary: Ending the search for......
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Job 15:23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 547
Tom Shepard avatar
Verbal Attacks Against Job - Job Chapter Fifteen
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Jul, 2007
Summary: This is a study into Job chapter fifteen.
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Job 15:1-35
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 2,614
Larry Hooks avatar
When I See Jesus
Shared by: Larry Hooks on Mar, 2007
Summary: Funeral Service
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Job 15:25-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,465
Paul Wallace avatar
The Great Dinosaur Debate
Shared by: Paul Wallace on Aug, 2004
Summary: The existence of dinosaurs has been used to discredit the Biblical account of Creation.
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Job 40:15-15:24
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 3,324
Joseph Smith avatar
The Olive: Exhaustion
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Aug, 2003
Summary: How do we replenish our exhaustion? The world into which Jesus was born was spiritually weary. We too are worn out from conflict, moral uncertainty. God has acted to come among us and to give us power to become.
based on 61 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 14,348
Joseph Smith avatar
What Do You Know?
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Mar, 2002
Summary: An imaginative reconstruction of the dialogue between the repentant and unrepentant thieves, to be spoken by two preachers. Focuses on the old dilemma, whether God hears prayer.
Series: I Know
based on 41 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,375