Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can
withhold himself from speaking?
Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak
Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened
the feeble knees.
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
Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were
the righteous cut off?
Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the
By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are
The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth
of the young lions, are broken.
The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are
Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little
In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,
Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.
Then a spirit passed 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
Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with
How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in
the dust, which are crushed before the moth?
They are destroyed 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