Job 15:1-16

Job’s intelligence questioned

1 Eliphaz answered:
2 Will the wise respond with windy knowledge and fill their belly with the east wind?
3 Will they argue with a word that has no benefit and with unprofitable words?
4 You are truly making religion ineffective and restraining meditation before God.
5 Your mouth multiplies your sins a thousand times; you opt for a clever tongue.
6 Your mouth condemns you, not I; your lips argue against you.
7 Were you born the first Adam, brought forth before the hills?
8 Did you listen in God's council; is wisdom limited to you?
9 What do you know that we don't know; what do you understand that isn't among us?
10 Both the graybeard and the aged are with us; those much older than your father.
11 Are God's comforts not enough for you, a word spoken gently with you?
12 Why has your mind seized you, why have your eyes flashed,
13 so that you return your breath to God and utter such words from your mouth?
14 What are humans that they might be pure, and those born of woman that they might be innocent?
15 If he doesn't trust his holy ones and the heavens aren't pure in his eyes,
16 how much less those who are abominable and corrupt, for they drink sin like water.