1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite 1responded,
Or with words which are not profitable?
4 “Indeed, you do away with 1reverence
And hinder meditation before God.
5 “For ayour guilt teaches your mouth,
And you choose the language of bthe crafty.
6 “Your aown mouth condemns you, and not I;
And your own lips testify against you.
Or awere you brought forth before the hills?
8 “Do you hear the asecret counsel of God,
And limit wisdom to yourself?
9 “aWhat do you know that we do not know?
What do you understand that 1we do not?
10 “Both the agray-haired and the aged are among us,
Older than your father.
11 “Are athe consolations of God too small for you,
Even the bword spoken gently with you?
12 “Why does your aheart carry you away?
And why do your eyes flash,
And allow such words to go out of your mouth?
14 “What is man, that ahe should be pure,
Or bhe who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
15 “Behold, He puts no trust in His aholy ones,
And the bheavens are not pure in His sight;
16 How much less one who is adetestable and corrupt,
Man, who bdrinks iniquity like water!
17 “I will tell you, listen to me;
And what I have seen I will also declare;
And have not concealed from atheir fathers,
And no alien passed among them.
20 “The wicked man writhes ain pain all his days,
bWhile at peace the destroyer comes upon him.
22 “He does not believe that he will areturn from darkness,
And he is destined for bthe sword.
They overpower him like a king ready for the attack,
26 “He rushes 1headlong at Him
With 2his massive shield.
27 “For he has acovered his face with his fat
And made his thighs heavy with flesh.
28 “He has alived in desolate cities,
In houses no one would inhabit,
Which are destined to become 1ruins.
29 “He awill not become rich, nor will his wealth endure;
And his grain will not bend down to the ground.
The bflame will wither his shoots,
And by cthe breath of His mouth he will go away.
31 “Let him not atrust in emptiness, deceiving himself;
For emptiness will be his 1reward.
32 “It will be accomplished abefore his time,
And his palm bbranch will not be green.
And will acast off his flower like the olive tree.
34 “For the company of athe godless is barren,
And their 2mind prepares deception.”
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