You Trivialize Religion 15 1Eliphaz of Teman spoke a second time:   2“If you were truly wise, would you sound so much like a windbag, belching hot air? 3Would you talk nonsense in the middle of a serious argument, babbling baloney? 4Look at you! You trivialize religion, turn spiritual conversation into empty gossip. 5It’s your sin that taught you to talk this way. You chose an education in fraud. 6Your own words have exposed your guilt. It’s nothing I’ve said—you’ve incriminated yourself! 7Do you think you’re the first person to have to deal with these things? Have you been around as long as the hills? 8Were you listening in when God planned all this? Do you think you’re the only one who knows anything? 9What do you know that we don’t know? What insights do you have that we’ve missed? 10Gray beards and white hair back us up— old folks who’ve been around a lot longer than you. 11Are God’s promises not enough for you, spoken so gently and tenderly? 12Why do you let your emotions take over, lashing out and spitting fire, 13Pitting your whole being against God by letting words like this come out of your mouth? 14Do you think it’s possible for any mere mortal to be sinless in God’s sight, for anyone born of a human mother to get it all together? 15Why, God can’t even trust his holy angels. He sees the flaws in the very heavens themselves, 16So how much less we humans, smelly and foul, who lap up evil like water?   Always at Odds with God   17“I’ve a thing or two to tell you, so listen up! I’m letting you in on my views; 18It’s what wise men and women have always taught, holding nothing back from what they were taught 19By their parents, back in the days when they had this land all to themselves: 20Those who live by their own rules, not God’s, can expect nothing but trouble, and the longer they live, the worse it gets. 21Every little sound terrifies them. Just when they think they have it made, disaster strikes. 22They despair of things ever getting better— they’re on the list of people for whom things always turn out for the worst. 23They wander here and there, never knowing where the next meal is coming from— every day is doomsday! 24They live in constant terror, always with their backs up against the wall 25Because they insist on shaking their fists at God, defying God Almighty to his face, 26Always and ever at odds with God, always on the defensive.   27“Even if they’re the picture of health, trim and fit and youthful, 28They’ll end up living in a ghost town sleeping in a hovel not fit for a dog, a ramshackle shack. 29They’ll never get ahead, never amount to a hill of beans. 30And then death—don’t think they’ll escape that! They’ll end up shriveled weeds, brought down by a puff of God’s breath. 31There’s a lesson here: Whoever invests in lies, gets lies for interest, 32Paid in full before the due date. Some investment! 33They’ll be like fruit frost–killed before it ripens, like buds sheared off before they bloom. 34The godless are fruitless—a barren crew; a life built on bribes goes up in smoke. 35They have sex with sin and give birth to evil. Their lives are wombs for breeding deceit.”   Job Defends Himself
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