15 Then answered aEliphaz the Temanite, and said,
3 Should he reason with ddunprofitable talk?
Or with speeches wherewith he ecan do no good?
And restrainest ||prayer before God.
5 For thy mouth †uttereth thine iniquity,
And thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.
6 gThine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I:
Yea, thine own lips htestify against thee.
8 Hast thou heard kthe secret of God?
And dost thou lrestrain wisdom to thyself?
9 mWhat knowest thou, that we know not?
What understandest thou, which is not in us?
Much elder than thy father.
Is there any secret thing with thee?
And what do thy eyes wink at,
13 That thou turnest thy pspirit against God,
And lettest such words go out of thy mouth?
14 qWhat is man, that he should be clean?
And he which is rborn of a woman, that he should be righteous?
Yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.
Is man, ywhich drinketh iniquity like water?
And that which I have seen I will declare;
18 Which wise men have ztold
And bno stranger passed among them.
21 †A dreadful sound is in his ears:
eIn prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.
And he is waited for of the sword.
He knoweth that the day of darkness his ready at his hand.
And strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.
Upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:
27 Because he mcovereth his face with his fatness,
And maketh collops of fat on his flanks.
And in houses which no man inhabiteth,
Which are ready to become heaps.
Neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.
The flame shall dry up his nbranches,
And oby the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
For vanity shall be his recompence.
And his qbranch shall not be green.
And shall cast off his sflower as the olive.
And fire shall consume the wtabernacles of bribery.
And their zbelly prepareth deceit.
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