The Book of Job
1 – Then Eliphaz the Themanite answered, and said:
2 – Can man be compared with God, even though he were of perfect knowledge?
3 – What doth it profit God if thou be just? or what dost thou give him if thy way be unspotted?
4 – Shall he reprove thee for fear, and come with thee into judgment:
5 – And not for thy manifold wickedness, and thy infinite iniquities?
6 – For thou hast taken away the pledge of thy brethren without cause, and stripped the naked of their clothing.
7 – Thou hast not given water to the weary, thou hast withdrawn bread from the hungry.
8 – In the strength of thy arm thou didst possess the land, and being the most mighty thou holdest it.
9 – Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless thou hast broken in pieces.
10 – Therefore art thou surrounded with snares, and sudden fear troubleth thee.
11 – And didst thou think that thou shouldst not see darkness, and that thou shouldst not be covered with the violence of overflowing waters?
12 – Dost not thou think that God is higher than heaven, and is elevated above the height of the stars?
13 – And thou sayst: What doth God know? and he judgeth as it were through a mist.
14 – The clouds are his covert, and he doth not consider our things, and he walketh about the poles of heaven.
15 – Dost thou desire to keep the path of ages, which wicked men have trodden?
16 – Who were taken away before their time, and a flood hath overthrown their foundation.
17 – Who said to God: Depart from us: and looked upon the Almighty as if he could do nothing:
18 – Whereas he had filled their houses with good things: whose way of thinking be far from me.
19 – The just shall see, and shall rejoice, and the innocent shall laugh them to scorn.
20 – Is not their exaltation cut down, and hath not fire devoured the remnants of them?
21 – Submit thyself then to him, and be at peace: and thereby thou shalt have the best fruits.
22 – Receive the law of his mouth, and lay up his words in thy heart.
23 – If thou wilt return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, and shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacle.
24 – He shall give for earth flint, and for flint torrents of gold.
25 – And the Almighty shall be against thy enemies, and silver shall be heaped together for thee.
26 – Then shalt thou abound in delights in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face to God.
27 – Thou shalt pray to him, and he will hear thee, and thou shalt pay vows.
28 – Thou shalt decree a thing, and it I shall come to thee, and light shall shine in thy ways.
29 – For he that hath been humbled, shall be in glory: and he that shall bow down his eyes, he shall be saved.
30 – The innocent shall be saved, and he shall be saved by the cleanness of his hands.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.