To reason with a word not useful? And speeches -- no profit in them?
Yea, thou dost make reverence void, And dost diminish meditation before God.
For thy mouth teacheth thine iniquity, And thou chooseth the tongue of the subtile.
Thy mouth declareth thee wicked, and not I, And thy lips testify against thee.
The first man art thou born? And before the heights wast thou formed?
Of the secret counsel of God dost thou hear? And withdrawest thou unto thee wisdom?
What hast thou known, and we know not? Understandest thou -- and it is not with us?
Both the gray-headed And the very aged [are] among us -- Greater than thy father [in] days.
Too few for thee are the comforts of God? And a gentle word [is] with thee,
What -- doth thine heart take thee away? And what -- are thine eyes high?
For thou turnest against God thy spirit? And hast brought out words from thy mouth: