1. And Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

2. Can a man be profitable to *God? surely it is unto himself that the wise man is profitable.

3. Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if thou art righteous? And is it gain {to him} that thou makest thy ways perfect?

4. Will he reason with thee for fear of thee? Will he enter with thee into judgment?

5. Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities without end?

6. For thou hast taken a pledge of thy brother for nought, and stripped off the clothing of the naked.

7. Thou hast not given water to the fainting to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.

8. But the powerful man, he had the land; and the man of high rank dwelt in it.

9. Widows hast thou sent empty away, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

10. Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee;

11. Or darkness, that thou canst not see, and floods of waters cover thee.

12. Is not +God in the height of the heavens? And behold the summit of the stars: how exalted are they!

13. And thou sayest, What doth *God know? will he judge through the dark cloud?

14. Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh on the vault of the heavens.

15. Dost thou mark the ancient path which wicked men have trodden?

16. Who were carried off before the time, whose foundation was overflowed with a flood;

17. Who said unto *God, Depart from us! and what could the Almighty do to them?

18. Yet he filled their houses with good. But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

19. The righteous see it, and are glad; and the innocent laugh them to scorn:

20. Is not he who rose against us destroyed, and doth not the fire consume his residue?

21. Reconcile thyself now with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.

22. Receive, I pray thee, instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in thy heart.

23. If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up. If thou remove unrighteousness far from thy tents,

24. And put the precious ore with the dust, and {the gold of} Ophir among the stones of the torrents,

25. Then the Almighty will be thy precious ore, and silver heaped up unto thee;

26. Yea, then shalt thou delight thyself in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto +God:

27. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he will hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows;

28. And thou shalt decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee; and light shall shine upon thy ways.

29. When they are made low, then thou shalt say, Rise up! and he shall save him that is of downcast eyes.

30. {Even} him that is not innocent shall he deliver; yea, he shall be delivered by the pureness of thy hands.

1. And Job answered and said,

2. Even to-day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.

3. Oh that I knew where I might find him, that I might come to his seat!

4. I would order the cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments;

5. I would know the words he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.

6. Would he plead against me with {his} great power? Nay; but he would give heed unto me.

7. There would an upright man reason with him; and I should be delivered for ever from my judge.

8. Lo, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I do not perceive him;

9. On the left hand, where he doth work, but I behold {him} not; he hideth himself on the right hand, and I see {him} not.

10. But he knoweth the way that I take; he trieth me, I shall come forth as gold.

11. My foot hath held to his steps; his way have I kept, and not turned aside.

12. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have laid up the words of his mouth more than the purpose of my own heart.

13. But he is in one {mind}, and who can turn him? And what his soul desireth, that will he do.

14. For he will perform {what} is appointed for me; and many such things are with him.

15. Therefore am I troubled at his presence; I consider, and I am afraid of him.

16. For *God hath made my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me;

17. Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he hidden the gloom from me.

1. Why are not times treasured up with the Almighty? why do not they that know him see his days?

2. They remove the landmarks; they violently take away the flocks and pasture them;

3. They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge;

4. They turn the needy out of the way: the afflicted of the land all hide themselves.

5. Lo, {as} wild asses in the desert, they go forth to their work, seeking early for the prey: the wilderness {yieldeth} them food for {their} children.

6. They reap in the field the fodder thereof, and they gather the vintage of the wicked;

7. They pass the night naked without clothing, and have no covering in the cold;

8. They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and for want of a shelter embrace the rock...

9. They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor:

10. These go naked without clothing, and, hungry, they bear the sheaf;

11. They press out oil within their walls, they tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.

12. Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out; and +God imputeth not the impiety.

13. There are those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

14. The murderer riseth with the light, killeth the afflicted and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

15. And the eye of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me; and he putteth a covering on {his} face.

16. In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves in; they know not the light:

17. For the morning is to them all {as} the shadow of death; for they are familiar with the terrors of the shadow of death.

18. He is swift on the face of the waters; their portion is cursed on the earth: he turneth not unto the way of the vineyards.

19. Drought and heat consume snow waters; so doth Sheol those that have sinned.

20. The womb forgetteth him; the worm feedeth sweetly on him: he shall be no more remembered; and unrighteousness is broken as a tree, -

21. He that despoileth the barren that beareth not, and doeth not good to the widow:

22. He draweth also the mighty with his power; he riseth up, and no {man} is sure of life.

23. {God} setteth him in safety, and he resteth thereon; but his eyes are upon their ways.

24. They are exalted for a little, and are no more; they are laid low; like all {other} are they gathered, and are cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.

25. If it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?

1. And Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,

2. Dominion and fear are with him; he maketh peace in his high places.

3. Is there any number of his troops? and upon whom doth not his light arise?

4. And how should man be just with *God? Or how should he be clean that is born of a woman?

5. Lo, even the moon is not bright; and the stars are not pure in his sight:

6. How much less man, a worm, and the son of man, a worm!

1. And Job answered and said,

2. How hast thou helped the powerless; how saved the arm that is without strength!

3. How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, and abundantly declared the thing as it is!

4. For whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee?

5. The shades tremble beneath the waters and the inhabitants thereof;

6. Sheol is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.

7. He stretcheth out the north over empty space, he hangeth the earth upon nothing;

8. He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not rent under them.

9. He covereth the face of his throne, he spreadeth his cloud upon it.

10. He hath traced a fixed circle over the waters, unto the confines of light and darkness.

11. The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astonished at his rebuke.

12. He stirreth up the sea by his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through Rahab.

13. By his Spirit the heavens are adorned; his hand hath formed the fleeing serpent.

14. Lo, these are the borders of his ways; but what a whisper of a word do we hear of him! And the thunder of his power, who can understand?

1. And Job continued his parable and said,

2. {As} *God liveth, who hath taken away my right, and the Almighty, who hath embittered my soul,

3. All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of +God is in my nostrils,

4. My lips shall not speak unrighteousness, nor my tongue utter deceit!

5. Be it far from me that I should justify you; till I die I will not remove my blamelessness from me.

6. My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart reproacheth {me} not one of my days.

7. Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.

8. For what is the hope of the ungodly, when {God} cutteth him off, when +God taketh away his soul?

9. Will *God hear his cry when distress cometh upon him?

10. Doth he delight himself in the Almighty? will he at all times call upon +God?

11. I will teach you concerning the hand of *God; what is with the Almighty will I not conceal.

12. Behold, ye yourselves have all seen {it}; and why are ye thus altogether vain?

13. This is the portion of the wicked man with *God, and the heritage of the violent, which they receive from the Almighty: -

14. If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword, and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread;

15. Those that remain of him shall be buried by death, and his widows shall not weep.

16. Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;

17. He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on; and the innocent shall divide the silver.

18. He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a booth that a keeper maketh.

19. He lieth down rich, but will do so no more; he openeth his eyes, and he is not.

20. Terrors overtake him like waters; a whirlwind stealeth him away in the night.

21. The east wind carrieth him away and he is gone; and as a storm it hurleth him out of his place.

22. And {God} shall cast upon him and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.

23. {Men} shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

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