Then Eliphaz the Temaniteaanswered,
"If one ventures a word with you, will you becomeimpatient? But 1whocanrefrainbfrom speaking?
3"Behold2you have admonishedmany, And you have strengthenedweakhands.
"Your words have chelped the tottering to stand, And you have strengtheneddfeebleknees.
"But now it has come to you, and you 3are impatient; It 4touches you, and you are dismayed.
"Is not your e5fear of God 6your confidence, And the integrity of your ways your hope?
7"Remembernow, 7who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the uprightdestroyed?
"According to what I have seen, 8those who plowiniquity And those who sowtroubleharvest it.
"By 9the breath of God they perish, And 10by the fblast of His anger they come to an end.
"The 11roaring of the lion and the voice of the fierce lion, And the teeth of the younglions are broken.
"The 12lionperishes for lack of prey, And the 13whelps of the lioness are scattered.
"Now a word14was brought to me stealthily, And my earreceived a 15whisper of it.
"Amid disquieting16thoughts from the visions of the night, When deepsleepfalls on men,
14Dreadcame upon me, and trembling, And made gall my bonesshake.
"Then a hspiritpassed by my face; The hair of my fleshbristled up.
"It stoodstill, but I could not discern its appearance; A form was before my eyes; There was silence, then I heard a voice:
'Can 17mankind be justibeforeGod? Can a man be purejbefore his 18Maker?
'19He putsnotrusteven in His servants; And against His angels He chargeserror.
19'Howmuchmore those who dwell in 20houses of clay, Whose21foundation is in the dust, Who are crushedbefore the moth!
'22Betweenmorning and evening they are broken in pieces; Unobserved , they 23perishforever.
'Is not their 24tent-cordplucked up within them? They die, yet 25withoutwisdom.'