Eliphaz begins a second attack upon Job, instead of being softened by his complaints. He unjustly charges Job with casting off the fear of God, Eliphaz charges Job with self-conceit. He charges him with contempt of the counsels and comforts given him by his friends. He charges him with opposition to God.
Job 15:15 New Century Version (NCV)
15 God places no trust in his holy ones,
and even the heavens are not pure in his eyes.
Eliphaz maintains that the wicked are certainly miserable: and therefore Job was so. But because many of God’s people have prospered in this world, it does not therefore follow that those who are crossed and made poor, as Job, are not God’s people. Eliphaz shows also that wicked people, particularly oppressors, are subject to continual terror, live very uncomfortably, and perish very miserably.
Job 15:22 New Century Version (NCV)
22 Evil people give up trying to escape from the darkness;
it has been decided that they will die by the sword.
Job 15:30 New Century Version (NCV)
30 They will not escape the darkness.
A flame will dry up their branches;
God’s breath will carry the wicked away.