1: Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said, 2: If one assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? But who can withhold himself from speaking? 3: Behold, thou hast instructed many, And thou hast strengthened the weak hands. 4: Thy words have upholden him that was falling, And thou hast made firm the feeble knees. 5: But now it is come unto thee, and thou faintest; It toucheth thee, and thou art troubled. 6: Is not thy fear [of God] thy confidence, [And] the integrity of thy ways thy hope? 7: Remember, I pray thee, who [ever] perished, being innocent? Or where were the upright cut off? 8: According as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, And sow trouble, reap the same. 9: By the breath of God they perish, And by the blast of his anger are they consumed. 10: The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, And the teeth of the young lions, are broken. 11: The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, And the whelps of the lioness are scattered abroad. 12: Now a thing was secretly brought to me, And mine ear received a whisper thereof. 13: In thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falleth on men, 14: Fear came upon me, and trembling, Which made all my bones to shake. 15: Then a spirit passed before my face; The hair of my flesh stood up. 16: It stood still, but I could not discern the appearance thereof; A form was before mine eyes: [There was] silence, and I heard a voice, [saying], 17: Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker? 18: Behold, he putteth no trust in his servants; And his angels he chargeth with folly: 19: How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth! 20: Betwixt morning and evening they are destroyed: They perish for ever without any regarding it. 21: Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, and that without wisdom.