King James Version

Job 15:1-35

1Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said, 2Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?15.2 vain…: Heb. knowledge of wind 3Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good? 4Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.15.4 castest…: Heb. makest void15.4 prayer: or, speech 5For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.15.5 uttereth: Heb. teacheth 6Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee. 7Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills? 8Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself? 9What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us? 10With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father. 11Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee? 12Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at, 13That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth? 14What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? 15Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight. 16How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?

17I will shew thee, hear me; and that which I have seen I will declare; 18Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it: 19Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them. 20The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor. 21A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.15.21 A dreadful…: Heb. A sound of fears 22He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword. 23He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand. 24Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle. 25For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty. 26He runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers: 27Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks. 28And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps. 29He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth. 30He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away. 31Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence. 32It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.15.32 accomplished: or, cut off 33He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive. 34For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery. 35They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.15.35 vanity: or, iniquity

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

约伯记 15:1-35

以利法再次发言

1提幔以利法回答说:

2“智者岂会用空谈作答,

满腹东风?

3申辩时岂会讲无用的话,

说无益之言?

4你摒弃对上帝的敬畏,

拒绝向祂祷告。

5你的罪指示你开口,

使你说出诡诈之言。

6并非我定你的罪,

定你罪的是你的口,

指控你的是你的嘴唇。

7你岂是第一个出生的人?

你岂在群山之前被造?

8你岂听过上帝的密旨?

你岂独揽智慧?

9有何事你知而我们不知,

你懂而我们不懂?

10我们这里有白发老人,

比你父亲还年长。

11上帝用温柔的话安慰你,

难道你还嫌不够吗?

12你为何失去理智,

为何双眼冒火,

13以致你向上帝发怒,

口出恶言?

14人算什么,怎能纯洁?

妇人所生的算什么,怎能公义?

15连上帝的圣者都无法令祂信任,

连诸天在祂的眼中都不洁净,

16更何况可憎败坏、

嗜恶如喝水的世人?

17“让我告诉你,你好好听着。

我要把所见的陈明——

18那是智者的教导,

是他们未曾隐瞒的祖训。

19这片土地只赐给了他们,

没有外人在他们中间出入。

20恶人一生受折磨,

残暴之徒终身受苦。

21他耳边响着恐怖的声音,

他安逸时遭强盗袭击。

22他不指望能逃脱黑暗,

他注定要丧身刀下。

23他到处流浪,寻找食物,

他知道黑暗之日快要来临。

24患难和痛苦使他害怕,

像君王上阵一样震慑他。

25因为他挥拳对抗上帝,

藐视全能者,

26拿着坚盾傲慢地挑战祂。

27他满脸肥肉,

腰间堆满脂肪。

28他住的城邑必倾覆,

他的房屋必成为一堆瓦砾,

无人居住。

29他不再富足,

家财不能久留,

地产无法加增。

30他无法逃脱黑暗,

火焰要烧焦他的嫩枝,

上帝口中的气要毁灭他。

31他不可自欺,信靠虚空,

因为虚空必成为他的回报。

32在他离世以前,虚空必临到他,

他的枝子再不会青绿。

33他必像一颗葡萄树,

葡萄未熟已掉落;

又像一颗橄榄树,

花刚开便凋零。

34不信上帝之辈必不生育,

受贿者的帐篷必被火烧。

35他们心怀不轨,生出罪恶,

他们满腹诡诈。”