Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:
Can a man be of [any] use to God? Can even a wise man be of use to Him?
Does it delight the Almighty if you are righteous? Does He profit if you perfect your behavior?a4
Does He correct you and take you to court because of your piety?b5
Isn't your wickedness abundant and aren't your iniquities endless?
For you took collateral from your brothers without cause, stripping off their clothes and leaving them naked.c7
You gave no water to the thirsty and withheld food from the famished,d8
while the land belonged to a powerful man and an influential man lived on it.
You sent widows away empty-handed, and the strength of the fatherless wase crushed.f10
Therefore snares surround you, and sudden dread terrifies you,g