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15 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:
or fill himself x with the hot east wind?
3 Should he argue y with useless talk
or with words that serve no good purpose?
4 But you even undermine the * fear of God
and hinder meditation before Him.
5 Your iniquity z teaches you what to say,
and you choose the language of the crafty.
your own lips testify against you. a
or were you brought forth before the hills? b
or have a monopoly on wisdom? c
What do you understand that is not clear to us?
men older than your father.
even the words that deal gently with you?
and why do your eyes flash
13 as you turn your anger d against God
and allow such words to leave your mouth?
14 What is man, that he should be pure, e
or one born of woman, that he should be righteous?
15 If God puts no trust in His holy ones f
and the heavens are not pure in His sight, g
16 how much less one who is revolting and corrupt, h
who drinks injustice i like water?
I will describe what I have seen,
and was not suppressed by their ancestors, j
when no foreigner passed among them.
only a few k years are reserved for the ruthless.
when he is at peace, a robber attacks him.
he is destined for the sword. l
He knows the day of darkness is at hand.
24 Trouble m and distress terrify him,
overwhelming him like a king prepared for battle.
25 For he has stretched out his hand n against God
and has arrogantly opposed the * Almighty.
with his thick, studded shields.
27 Though his face is covered with fat o
and his waistline bulges with it,
in abandoned houses destined to become piles of rubble. p
His possessions q will not increase in the land.
flames will wither his shoots,
and by the breath of God’s mouth, he will depart. r
for what he gets in exchange will prove worthless.
and his branch will not flourish.
33 He will be like a vine that drops its unripe grapes s
and like an olive tree that sheds its blossoms.
34 For the company of the godless t will have no children,
and fire will consume the tents of those who offer bribes.
35 They conceive trouble u and give birth to evil;
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