Then Eliphaz the Temaniteanswered and said ,
If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved ? but who canwithhold himself from speaking?3
Behold, thou hast instructedmany, and thou hast strengthened the weakhands.4
Thy words have upholden him that was falling , and thou hast strengthened the feebleknees.5
But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest ; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled .
Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways?7Remember , I pray thee, who ever perished , being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off ?
Even as I have seen , they that plowiniquity, and sowwickedness,reap the same.
By the blast of God they perish , and by the breatha of his nostrils are they consumed .
The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken .
The old lionperisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion'swhelps are scattered abroad .
Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine earreceived a little thereof.
In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleepfalleth on men,14Fearcameb upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake .
Then a spiritpassed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up :
It stood still , but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,
Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker ?
Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:19
How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushedbefore the moth?20
They are destroyedc from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.
Doth not their excellency which is in them go away ? they die , even without wisdom.