1: Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said, 2: Can a man be profitable unto God? Surely he that is wise is profitable unto himself. 3: Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? Or is it gain [to him], that thou makest thy ways perfect? 4: Is it for thy fear [of him] that he reproveth thee, That he entereth with thee into judgment? 5: Is not thy wickedness great? Neither is there any end to thine iniquities. 6: For thou hast taken pledges of thy brother for nought, And stripped the naked of their clothing. 7: Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, And thou hast withholden bread from the hungry. 8: But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; And the honorable man, he dwelt in it. 9: Thou hast sent widows away empty, And the arms of the fatherless have been broken. 10: Therefore snares are round about thee, And sudden fear troubleth thee, 11: Or darkness, so that thou canst not see, And abundance of waters cover thee. 12: Is not God in the height of heaven? And behold the height of the stars, how high they are! 13: And thou sayest, What doth God know? Can he judge through the thick darkness? 14: Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that he seeth not; And he walketh on the vault of heaven. 15: Wilt thou keep the old way Which wicked men have trodden? 16: Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundation was poured out as a stream, 17: Who said unto God, Depart from us; And, What can the Almighty do for us? 18: Yet he filled their houses with good things: But the counsel of the wicked is far from me. 19: The righteous see it, and are glad; And the innocent laugh them to scorn, 20: [Saying], Surely they that did rise up against us are cut off, And the remnant of them the fire hath consumed. 21: Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: Thereby good shall come unto thee. 22: Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, And lay up his words in thy heart. 23: If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, If thou put away unrighteousness far from thy tents. 24: And lay thou [thy] treasure in the dust, And [the gold of] Ophir among the stones of the brooks; 25: And the Almighty will be thy treasure, And precious silver unto thee. 26: For then shalt thou delight thyself in the Almighty, And shalt lift up thy face unto God. 27: Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he will hear thee; And thou shalt pay thy vows. 28: Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee; And light shall shine upon thy ways. 29: When they cast [thee] down, thou shalt say, [There is] lifting up; And the humble person he will save. 30: He will deliver [even] him that is not innocent: Yea, he shall be delivered through the cleanness of thy hands.