Context / meaning
Job 15 [30.] He shall not depart out of darkness.
The flame shall dry up his branches.
By the breath of God’s mouth shall he go away.
Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself;
for emptiness shall be his reward.
It shall be accomplished before his time.
His branch shall not be green.
He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine,
and shall cast off his flower as the olive tree.
For the company of the godless shall be barren,
and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.
They conceive mischief, and produce iniquity.
Their heart prepares deceit.”
Job 16 [1.] Then Job answered,
“I have heard many such things.
You are all miserable comforters!
Shall vain words have an end?
Or what provokes you that you answer?