Then answeredH6030 EliphazH464 the Temanite,H8489 and said,H559
Should a wiseH2450 man utterH6030 vainH7307 knowledge,H1847 and fillH4390 his bellyH990 with the eastH6921 wind?H7307
Should he reasonH3198 with unprofitableH5532 talk?H1697 or with speechesH4405 with which he can doH5953 noH3808 good?H3276
Yes,H637 you castH6565 off fear,H3374 and restrainH1639 prayerH7878 beforeH6440 God.H410
For your mouthH6310 uttersH502 your iniquity,H5771 and you chooseH977 the tongueH3956 of the crafty.H6175
Your own mouthH6310 comdemnsH7561 you, and not I: yes, your own lipsH8193 testifyH6030 against you.
Are you the firstH7223 manH120 that was born?H3205 or were you madeH2342 beforeH6440 the hills?H1389
Have you heardH8085 the secretH5475 of God?H433 and do you restrainH1639 wisdomH2451 to yourself?H413
WhatH4100 knowH3045 you, that we knowH3045 not? what understandH995 you, whichH1931 is not in us?
With us are bothH1571 the gray headedH7867 and veryH3453 agedH3453 men, muchH3524 elderH1419 than your father.H1
Are the consolationsH8575 of GodH410 smallH4592 with you? is there any secretH328 thingH1697 with you?
WhyH4100 does your heartH3820 carryH3947 you away? and whatH4100 do your eyesH5869 winkH7335 at,
That you turnH7725 your spiritH7307 againstH413 God,H410 and let such wordsH4405 goH3318 out of your mouth?H6310
WhatH4100 is man,H582 that he should be clean?H2135 and he which is bornH3205 of a woman,H802 that he should be righteous?H6663
Behold,H2005 he puts noH3808 trustH539 in his saints;H6918 yes, the heavensH8064 are not cleanH2141 in his sight.H5869
HowH637 much more abominableH8581 and filthyH444 is man,H376 which drinksH8354 iniquityH5766 like water?H4325
I will showH2331 you, hearH8085 me; and that which I have seenH2372 I will declare;H5608
WhichH834 wiseH2450 men have toldH5046 from their fathers,H1 and have not hidH3582 it:
To whomH1992 aloneH905 the earthH776 was given,H5414 and noH3808 strangerH2114 passedH5674 amongH8432 them.
The wickedH7563 man travailsH2342 with pain allH3605 his days,H3117 and the numberH4557 of yearsH8141 is hiddenH6845 to the oppressor.H6184
A dreadfulH6343 soundH6963 is in his ears:H241 in prosperityH7965 the destroyerH7703 shall comeH935 on him.
He believesH539 not that he shall returnH7725 out of darkness,H2822 and he is waitedH6822 for of the sword.H2719
He wandersH5074 abroadH5074 for bread,H3899 saying, WhereH346 is it? he knowsH3045 that the dayH3117 of darknessH2822 is readyH3559 at his hand.H3027
TroubleH6862 and anguishH4691 shall make him afraid;H1204 they shall prevailH8630 against him, as a kingH4428 readyH6264 to the battle.H3593
For he stretchesH5186 out his handH3027 againstH413 God,H410 and strengthensH1396 himself againstH413 the Almighty.H7706
He runsH7323 on him, even on his neck,H6677 on the thickH5672 bossesH1354 of his bucklers:H4043
BecauseH3588 he coversH3680 his faceH6440 with his fatness,H2459 and makesH6213 bulgesH6371 of fatH6371 on his flanks.H3689
And he dwellsH7931 in desolateH3582 cities,H5892 and in housesH1004 which noH3808 man inhabits,H3427 whichH834 are readyH6257 to become heaps.H1530
He shall not be rich,H6238 neitherH3808 shall his substanceH2428 continue,H6965 neitherH3808 shall he prolongH5186 the perfectionH4512 thereof on the earth.H776
He shall not departH5493 out of darkness;H2822 the flameH7957 shall dryH3001 up his branches,H3127 and by the breathH7307 of his mouthH6310 shall he goH5493 away.
Let not him that is deceivedH8582 trustH539 in vanity:H7723 for vanityH7723 shall be his recompense.H8545
It shall be accomplishedH4390 beforeH3808 his time,H3117 and his branchH3712 shall not be green.H7488
He shall shakeH2554 off his unripeH1154 grapeH1154 as the vine,H1612 and shall castH7993 off his flowerH5328 as the olive.H2132
For the congregationH5712 of hypocritesH2611 shall be desolate,H1565 and fireH784 shall consumeH398 the tabernaclesH168 of bribery.H7810
They conceiveH2029 mischief,H5999 and bringH3205 forthH3205 vanity,H205 and their bellyH990 preparesH3559 deceit.H4820