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 (Traditional)

約伯記 15:1-35

以利法再次發言

1提幔以利法回答說:

2「智者豈會用空談作答,

滿腹東風?

3申辯時豈會講無用的話,

說無益之言?

4你摒棄對上帝的敬畏,

拒絕向祂禱告。

5你的罪指示你開口,

使你說出詭詐之言。

6並非我定你的罪,

定你罪的是你的口,

指控你的是你的嘴唇。

7你豈是第一個出生的人?

你豈在群山之前被造?

8你豈聽過上帝的密旨?

你豈獨攬智慧?

9有何事你知而我們不知,

你懂而我們不懂?

10我們這裡有白髮老人,

比你父親還年長。

11上帝用溫柔的話安慰你,

難道你還嫌不夠嗎?

12你為何失去理智,

為何雙眼冒火,

13以致你向上帝發怒,

口出惡言?

14人算什麼,怎能純潔?

婦人所生的算什麼,怎能公義?

15連上帝的聖者都無法令祂信任,

連諸天在祂的眼中都不潔淨,

16更何況可憎敗壞、

嗜惡如喝水的世人?

17「讓我告訴你,你好好聽著。

我要把所見的陳明——

18那是智者的教導,

是他們未曾隱瞞的祖訓。

19這片土地只賜給了他們,

沒有外人在他們中間出入。

20惡人一生受折磨,

殘暴之徒終身受苦。

21他耳邊響著恐怖的聲音,

他安逸時遭強盜襲擊。

22他不指望能逃脫黑暗,

他註定要喪身刀下。

23他到處流浪,尋找食物,

他知道黑暗之日快要來臨。

24患難和痛苦使他害怕,

像君王上陣一樣震懾他。

25因為他揮拳對抗上帝,

藐視全能者,

26拿著堅盾傲慢地挑戰祂。

27他滿臉肥肉,

腰間堆滿脂肪。

28他住的城邑必傾覆,

他的房屋必成為一堆瓦礫,

無人居住。

29他不再富足,

家財不能久留,

地產無法加增。

30他無法逃脫黑暗,

火焰要燒焦他的嫩枝,

上帝口中的氣要毀滅他。

31他不可自欺,信靠虛空,

因為虛空必成為他的回報。

32在他離世以前,虛空必臨到他,

他的枝子再不會青綠。

33他必像一棵葡萄樹,

葡萄未熟已掉落;

又像一棵橄欖樹,

花剛開便凋零。

34不信上帝之輩必不生育,

受賄者的帳篷必被火燒。

35他們心懷不軌,生出罪惡,

他們滿腹詭詐。」