1. And Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

2. Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind,

3. Reasoning with unprofitable talk, and with speeches which do no good?

4. Yea, thou makest piety of none effect, and restrainest meditation before *God.

5. For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou hast chosen the tongue of the crafty.

6. Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I; and thy lips testify against thee.

7. Art thou the first man that was born? and wast thou brought forth before the hills?

8. Hast thou listened in the secret council of +God? And hast thou absorbed wisdom for thyself?

9. What knowest thou that we know not? {what} understandest thou which is not in us?

10. Both the greyheaded and the aged are with us, older than thy father.

11. Are the consolations of *God too small for thee? and the word gently spoken to thee?

12. Why doth thy heart carry thee away? and why do thine eyes wink?

13. That thou turnest thy spirit against *God, and lettest words go out of thy mouth?

14. What is man, that he should be pure? and he that is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

15. Behold, he putteth no trust in his holy ones, and the heavens are not pure in his sight:

16. How much less the abominable and corrupt, -man, that drinketh unrighteousness like water!

17. I will shew thee, listen to me; and what I have seen I will declare;

18. Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hidden;

19. Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.

20. All his days the wicked man is tormented, and numbered years are allotted to the violent.

21. The sound of terrors is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer cometh upon him.

22. He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is singled out for the sword.

23. He wandereth abroad for bread, -where may it be? He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

24. Distress and anguish make him afraid; they prevail against him, as a king ready for the battle.

25. For he hath stretched out his hand against *God, and strengthened himself against the Almighty:

26. He runneth against him, with {outstretched} neck, with the thick bosses of his bucklers;

27. For he hath covered his face with his fatness, and gathered fat upon {his} flanks.

28. And he dwelleth in desolate cities, in houses that no man inhabiteth, which are destined to become heaps.

29. He shall not become rich, neither shall his substance continue, and their possessions shall not extend upon the earth.

30. He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches; and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.

31. Let him not trust in vanity: he is deceived, for vanity shall be his recompense;

32. It shall be complete before his day, and his branch shall not be green.

33. He shall shake off his unripe grapes as a vine, and shall cast his flower as an olive.

34. For the family of the ungodly shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.

35. They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity, and their belly prepareth deceit.

1. And Job answered and said,

2. I have heard many such things: grievous comforters are ye all.

3. Shall words of wind have an end? or what provoketh thee that thou answerest?

4. I also could speak as ye: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could join together words against you, and shake my head at you;

5. {But} I would encourage you with my mouth, and the solace of my lips should assuage {your pain}.

6. If I speak, my pain is not assuaged; and if I forbear, what am I eased?

7. But now he hath made me weary; ...thou hast made desolate all my family;

8. Thou hast shrivelled me up! it is become a witness; and my leanness riseth up against me, it beareth witness to my face.

9. His anger teareth and pursueth me; he gnasheth with his teeth against me; {as} mine adversary he sharpeneth his eyes at me.

10. They gape upon me with their mouth; they smite my cheeks reproachfully; they range themselves together against me.

11. *God hath delivered me over to the iniquitous man, and hurled me into the hands of the wicked.

12. I was at rest, but he hath shattered me; he hath taken me by the neck and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

13. His arrows encompass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.

14. He breaketh me with breach upon breach; he runneth upon me like a mighty man.

15. I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and rolled my horn in the dust.

16. My face is red with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;

17. Although there is no violence in my hands, and my prayer is pure.

18. O earth, cover not my blood, and let there be no place for my cry!

19. Even now, behold, my Witness is in the heavens, and he that voucheth for me is in the heights.

20. My friends are my mockers; mine eye poureth out tears unto +God.

21. Oh that there were arbitration for a man with +God, as a son of man for his friend!

22. For years {few} in number shall pass, -and I shall go the way {whence} I shall not return.

1. My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are mine.

2. Are there not mockers around me? and doth {not} mine eye abide in their provocation?

3. Lay down now {a pledge}, be thou surety for me with thyself: who is he that striketh hands with me?

4. For thou hast hidden their heart from understanding; therefore thou wilt not exalt {them}.

5. He that betrayeth friends for a prey-even the eyes of his children shall fail.

6. And he hath made me a proverb of the peoples; and I am become one to be spit on in the face.

7. And mine eye is dim by reason of grief, and all my members are as a shadow.

8. Upright men {shall be} astonished at this, and the innocent shall be stirred up against the ungodly;

9. But the righteous shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall increase in strength.

10. But as for you all, pray come on again; and I shall not find one wise man among you.

11. My days are past, my purposes are broken off, the cherished thoughts of my heart.

12. They change the night into day; the light {they imagine} near in presence of the darkness.

13. If I wait, Sheol is my house; I spread my bed in the darkness:

14. I cry to the grave, Thou art my father! to the worm, My mother, and my sister!

15. And where is then my hope? yea, my hope, who shall see it?

16. It shall go down to the bars of Sheol, when {our} rest shall be together in the dust.

1. And Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,

2. How long will ye hunt for words? Be intelligent, and then we will speak.

3. Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed stupid in your sight?

4. Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger, shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of its place?

5. Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the flame of his fire shall not shine.

6. The light shall become dark in his tent, and his lamp over him shall be put out.

7. The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.

8. For he is sent into the net by his own feet, and he walketh on the meshes;

9. The gin taketh {him} by the heel, the snare layeth hold on him;

10. A cord is hidden for him in the ground, and his trap in the way.

11. Terrors make him afraid on every side, and chase him at his footsteps.

12. His strength is hunger-bitten, and calamity is ready at his side.

13. The firstborn of death devoureth the members of his body; it will devour his members.

14. His confidence shall be rooted out of his tent, and it shall lead him away to the king of terrors:

15. They who are none of his shall dwell in his tent; brimstone shall be showered upon his habitation:

16. His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off;

17. His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name on the pasture-grounds.

18. He is driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.

19. He hath neither son nor grandson among his people, nor any remaining in the places of his sojourn.

20. They that come after shall be astonished at his day, as they that went before {them} were affrighted.

21. Surely, such are the dwellings of the unrighteous man, and such the place of him that knoweth not *God.

1. And Job answered and said,

2. How long will ye vex my soul, and crush me with words?

3. These ten times have ye reproached me; ye are not ashamed to stupefy me.

4. And be it {that} I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself.

5. If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and prove against me my reproach,

6. Know now that +God hath overthrown me, and hath surrounded me with his net.

7. Behold, I cry out of wrong, and I am not heard; I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.

8. He hath hedged up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.

9. He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.

10. He breaketh me down on every side, and I am gone; and my hope hath he torn up as a tree.

11. And he hath kindled his anger against me, and hath counted me unto him as one of his enemies.

12. His troops have come together and cast up their way against me, and have encamped round about my tent.

13. He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are quite estranged from me.

14. My kinsfolk have failed, and my known friends have forgotten me.

15. The sojourners in my house and my maids count me as a stranger; I am an alien in their sight.

16. I called my servant, and he answered not; I entreated him with my mouth.

17. My breath is strange to my wife, and my entreaties to the children of my {mother's} womb.

18. Even young children despise me; I rise up, and they speak against me.

19. All my intimate friends abhor me, and they whom I loved are turned against me.

20. My bones cleave to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

21. Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, ye my friends; for the hand of +God hath touched me.

22. Why do ye persecute me as *God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

23. Oh would that my words were written! oh that they were inscribed in a book!

24. That with an iron style and lead they were graven in the rock for ever!

25. And {as for} me, I know that my Redeemer liveth, and the Last, he shall stand upon the earth;

26. And {if} after my skin this shall be destroyed, yet from out of my flesh shall I see +God;

27. Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another: -my reins are consumed within me.

28. If ye say, How shall we persecute him? when the root of the matter is found in me,

29. Be ye yourselves afraid of the sword! for the sword is fury against misdeeds, that ye may know there is a judgment.

1. And Zophar the Naamathite answered and said,

2. Therefore do my thoughts give me an answer, and for this is my haste within me.

3. I hear a reproof putting me to shame; and {my} spirit answereth me by mine understanding.

4. Knowest thou {not} this, that of old, since man was placed upon earth,

5. The exultation of the wicked is short, and the joy of the ungodly man but for a moment?

6. Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds,

7. Like his own dung doth he perish for ever; they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

8. He flieth away as a dream, and is not found; and is chased away as a vision of the night.

9. The eye which saw him shall {see him} not again; and his place beholdeth him no more.

10. His children shall seek the favour of the poor, and his hands restore his wealth.

11. His bones were full of his youthful strength; but it shall lie down with him in the dust.

12. Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth {and} he hide it under his tongue,

13. {Though} he spare it, and forsake it not, but keep it within his mouth,

14. His food is turned in his bowels; it is the gall of asps within him.

15. He hath swallowed down riches, but he shall vomit them up again: *God shall cast them out of his belly.

16. He shall suck the poison of asps; the viper's tongue shall kill him.

17. He shall not see streams, rivers, brooks of honey and butter.

18. That which he laboured for shall he restore, and not swallow down; its restitution shall be according to the value, and he shall not rejoice {therein}.

19. For he hath oppressed, hath forsaken the poor; he hath violently taken away a house that he did not build.

20. Because he knew no rest in his craving, he shall save nought of what he most desired.

21. Nothing escaped his greediness; therefore his prosperity shall not endure.

22. In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits; every hand of the wretched shall come upon him.

23. It shall be that, to fill his belly, he will cast his fierce anger upon him, and will rain it upon him into his flesh.

24. If he have fled from the iron weapon, the bow of brass shall strike him through.

25. He draweth it forth; it cometh out of his body, and the glittering point out of his gall: terrors are upon him.

26. All darkness is laid up for his treasures: a fire not blown shall devour him; it shall feed upon what is left in his tent.

27. The heavens shall reveal his iniquity, and the earth shall rise up against him.

28. The increase of his house shall depart, flowing away in the day of his anger.

29. This is the portion of the wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed to him by *God.

1. And Job answered and said,

2. Hear attentively my speech, and let this replace your consolations.

3. Suffer me and I will speak; and after I have spoken, mock on!

4. As for me, is my complaint to a man? or wherefore should not my spirit be impatient?

5. Mark me, and be astonished, and lay the hand upon the mouth.

6. Even when I think {thereon}, I am affrighted, and trembling taketh hold of my flesh.

7. Wherefore do the wicked live, grow old, yea, become mighty in power?

8. Their seed is established with them in their sight, and their offspring before their eyes.

9. Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of +God upon them.

10. Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.

11. They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

12. They shout to the tambour and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the pipe.

13. They spend their days in prosperity, and in a moment go down to Sheol.

14. And they say unto *God, Depart from us, for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways!

15. What is the Almighty that we should serve him? and what are we profited if we pray unto him?

16. Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand. The counsel of the wicked be far from me!

17. How often is the lamp of the wicked put out, and cometh their calamity upon them? Doth he distribute sorrows {to them} in his anger?

18. Do they become as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away?

19. +God layeth up {the punishment of} his iniquity for his children; he rewardeth him, and he shall know {it}:

20. His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the fury of the Almighty.

21. For what pleasure should he have in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off?

22. Can any teach *God knowledge? And he it is that judgeth those that are high.

23. One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet;

24. His sides are full of fat, and the marrow of his bones is moistened;

25. And another dieth in bitterness of soul, and hath not tasted good:

26. Together they lie down in the dust, and the worms cover them.

27. Lo, I know your thoughts, and the devices ye wrongfully imagine against me.

28. For ye say, Where is the house of the noble? and where the tent of the dwellings of the wicked?

29. Have ye not asked the wayfarers? and do ye not regard their tokens:

30. That the wicked is reserved for the day of calamity? They are led forth to the day of wrath.

31. Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he hath done?

32. Yet is he carried to the graves, and watch is kept over the tomb.

33. The clods of the valley are sweet unto him; and every man followeth suit after him, as there were innumerable before him.

34. How then comfort ye me in vain? Your answers remain perfidious.

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