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CHAPTER 15 Dec. 13 
Eliphaz’s Second Speech
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered, 2Should a wise man answer with vain knowledge, and fill himself with the east wind? 3Should he reason with unprofitable talk, or with speeches with which he can do no good? 4Yes, you do away with fear, and hinder devotion before God. 5For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty. 6Your own mouth condemns you, and not I. Yes, your own lips testify against you. 7Are you the first man who was born? Or were you brought forth before the hills? 8Have you heard the secret counsel of God? Do you limit wisdom to yourself? 9What do you know, that we don’t know? What do you understand, which is not in us? 10With us are both the gray-headed and the very aged men, much elder than your father. 11Are the consolations of God too small for you, even the word that is gentle toward you? 12Why does your heart carry you away? Why do your eyes flash, 13that you turn your spirit against God, and let such words go out of your mouth? 14What is man, that he should be clean? What is he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? 15Behold, He puts no trust in His holy ones. Yes, the heavens are not clean in His sight; 16how much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks iniquity like water! 17I will show you, listen to me; that which I have seen I will declare, 18which wise men have told by their fathers, and have not hidden it; 19to whom alone the land was given, and no stranger passed among them: 20the wicked man writhes in pain all his days, even the number of years that are laid up for the oppressor. 21A sound of terrors is in his ears. In prosperity the destroyer shall come on him. 22He doesn’t believe that he shall return out of darkness. He is waited for by the sword. 23He wanders abroad for bread, saying, ‘Where is it?’. He knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand. They prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle. 25Because he has stretched out his hand against God, and behaves himself proudly against the Almighty; 26he runs at Him with a stiff neck, with the thick shields of his bucklers; 27because he has covered his face with his fatness, and gathered fat on his thighs. 28He has lived in desolate cities, in houses which no one inhabited, which were ready to become heaps. 29He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall their possessions be extended on the earth. 30He shall not depart out of darkness. The flame shall dry up his branches. By the breath of God’s mouth shall he go away. 31Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; for emptiness shall be his reward. 32It shall be accomplished before his time. His branch shall not be green. 33He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive tree. 34For the company of the Godless shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery. 35They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. Their heart prepares deceit. 


15:6  These words are alluded to by Jesus when He taught that our words will be the basis of our condemnation or acceptance (Mt. 12:37). He also picks up this verse in His words to the one-talent man in the parable: "Out of your own mouth will I judge you" (Lk. 19:22). The only ones to be rejected at the last day are those whose words in this life have asked for it. Our words will as it were be quoted back to us in that day. This is how important they are.
15:14,15 Eliphaz’s view of both human beings and Angels was wrong. We aren’t inevitable sinners just because of our nature; it’s no sin to be human, to be alive, and the wrath of God isn’t kindled upon every baby who is conceived and born just because they are humans. See on 14:4. God perhaps answers the wrong idea that Angels sin by commenting that all of them rejoiced in His creation (38:7). 
15:21 Eliphaz says that Job's sudden problems amid his prosperity were what would happen to all the wicked. This seems to be alluded to in 1 Thess.5:3 concerning the sudden destruction of rich, spiritually self confident ‘believers’ at Christ’s return.
15:35 They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. Their heart prepares deceit- Sin is often described as being conceived within the human heart (Acts 5:4; James 1:13-15). Sin is totally our fault; it proceeds out of the human heart (Mk. 7:15-23), not because of any cosmic ‘Satan’ being making us sin.