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
1Awo Erifaazi Omutemani n’addamu n’ayogera nti,
215:2 Yob 6:26“Omuntu ow’amagezi yandizzeemu n’amagezi agataliimu,
oba n’ajjuza olubuto lwe embuyaga ez’ebuvanjuba?
3Yandiwakanye n’ebigambo ebitaliiko kye bigasa,
oba okwogera ebigambo ebitalina kye bikola?
4Naye onyooma Katonda
n’oziyiza okwewaayo eri Katonda.
515:5 Yob 5:13Kubanga obutali butuukirivu bwo bwe buyigiriza akamwa ko,
era olonzeewo okukozesa olulimi lw’abalimba.
615:6 Luk 19:22Akamwa ko kennyini ke kakusalira omusango si nze,
emimwa gyo gyennyini gye gikulumiriza.
715:7 a Yob 38:21 b Zab 90:2; Nge 8:25“Gwe wasooka abantu bonna okuzaalibwa?
Oba ggwe wazaalibwa ensozi nga tezinnabaawo?
815:8 Bar 11:34; 1Ko 2:11Ofaayo okuwuliriza okuteesa kwa Katonda?
Olowooza gwe mugezi wekka?
915:9 Yob 13:2Kiki ky’omanyi kye tutamanyi?
Kubikkulirwa ki kw’olina ffe kwe tutalina?
1015:10 Yob 32:6-7Ab’envi abakaddiye bali ku ludda lwaffe,
abasajja abakulu n’okusinga kitaawo.
1115:11 a 2Ko 1:3-4 b Zek 1:13 c Yob 36:16Katonda by’akugambye ebikuzzaamu amaanyi bitono nnyo tebikumala,
ebigambo ebikubuuliddwa mu bukkakkamu?
1215:12 Yob 11:13Lwaki omutima gwo gukubuzizza,
amaaso go ne gatemereza
13n’olyoka ofuka obusungu bwo eri Katonda,
n’ofukumula ebigambo bwe bityo okuva mu kamwa ko?
1415:14 a Yob 14:4; 25:4 b Nge 20:9; Mub 7:20“Omuntu ye ani, alyoke abeere omutukuvu,
oba oyo azaalibwa omukazi nti ayinza okuba omutuukirivu?
1515:15 Yob 4:18; 25:5Katonda bw’aba tassa bwesige mu batukuvu be,
n’eggulu ne liba nga si ttukuvu mu maaso ge,
1615:16 a Zab 14:1 b Yob 34:7; Nge 19:28oba oleeta otya omuntu obuntu, omugwagwa era omuvundu,
anywa obutali butuukirivu nga amazzi!
leka nkubuulire kye ndabye:
1815:18 Yob 8:8abasajja ab’amagezi kye bagambye
nga tebalina kye bakwese ku kye baafuna okuva eri bakadde baabwe
19abo bokka abaweebwa ensi
nga tewali mugwira agiyitamu.
2015:20 Yob 24:1; 27:13-23Omuntu omukozi w’ebibi, aba mu kubonaabona ennaku ze zonna,
n’anyigirizibwa emyaka gyonna egyamutegekerwa.
2115:21 a Yob 18:11; 20:25 b Yob 27:20; 1Bs 5:3Amaloboozi agatiisa gajjuza amatu ge;
byonna bwe biba ng’ebiteredde, abanyazi ne bamulumba.
2215:22 Yob 19:29; 27:14Atya okuva mu kizikiza adde,
ekitala kiba kimulinze okumusala.
2315:23 a Zab 59:15; 109:10 b Yob 18:12Adda eno n’eri ng’anoonya ky’anaalya,
amanyi ng’olunaku olw’ekizikiza lumutuukiridde.
24Okweraliikirira n’obubalagaze bimubuutikira,
bimujjula nga kabaka eyetegekedde olutalo.
2515:25 Yob 36:9Kubanga anyeenyerezza Katonda ekikonde,
ne yeegereegeranya ku oyo Ayinzabyonna,
26n’agenda n’ekyejo amulumbe,
n’engabo ennene enzito.
2715:27 Zab 17:10“Wadde nga yenna yagejja amaaso
ng’ajjudde amasavu mu mbiriizi,
2815:28 a Is 5:9 b Yob 3:14wakubeera mu bibuga eby’amatongo,
ne mu bifulukwa,
ennyumba ezigwa okufuuka ebifunfugu.
2915:29 Yob 27:16-17Taddeyo kugaggawala,
n’obugagga bwe tebulirwawo,
n’ebintu by’alina tebirifuna mirandira mu ttaka.
3015:30 a Yob 5:14 b Yob 22:20 c Yob 4:9Taliwona kizikiza,
olulimi lw’omuliro lunaakazanga amatabi ge,
era omukka gw’omu kamwa gulimugobera wala.
3115:31 Is 59:4Alemenga okwerimba nga yeesiga ebitaliimu,
kubanga talina ky’ajja kuganyulwa.
3215:32 a Mub 7:17 b Yob 22:16; Zab 55:23 c Yob 18:16Wa kusasulwa byonna ng’obudde tebunnatuuka,
n’amatabi ge tegalikula.
3315:33 Kbk 3:17Aliba ng’omuzabbibu ogugiddwako emizabbibu egitannaba kwengera,
ng’omuzeyituuni ogukunkumula ebikoola byagwo.
3415:34 Yob 8:22Kubanga ekibiina ky’abatatya Katonda kinaabeeranga kigumba,
era omuliro gunaayokyanga weema ezinaabangamu enguzi.
3515:35 Zab 7:14; Is 59:4; Kos 10:13Baba embuto ez’ekibi ne bazaala obutali butuukirivu,
embuto zaabwe zizaala obulimba.”