We learned our wisdom from gray-haired people - those born before your father.
God offers you comfort; why still reject it? We have spoken for him with calm, even words.
But you are excited and glare at us in anger.
You are angry with God and denounce him.
Can any human being be really pure? 1 Can anyone be right with God?
Why, God does not trust even his angels; even they are not pure in his sight.
And we drink evil as if it were water; yes, we are corrupt; we are worthless.
Now listen, Job, to what I know.
Those who are wise have taught me truths which they learned from their ancestors, and they kept no secrets hidden.
Their land was free from foreigners; there was no one to lead them away from God.
The wicked who oppress others will be in torment as long as they live.