1: And Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said, 2: Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind, 3: Reasoning with unprofitable talk, and with speeches which do no good? 4: Yea, thou makest piety of none effect, and restrainest meditation before God. 5: For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou hast chosen the tongue of the crafty. 6: Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I; and thy lips testify against thee. 7: Art thou the first man that was born? and wast thou brought forth before the hills? 8: Hast thou listened in the secret council of God? And hast thou absorbed wisdom for thyself? 9: What knowest thou that we know not? [what] understandest thou which is not in us? 10: Both the greyheaded and the aged are with us, older than thy father. 11: Are the consolations of God too small for thee? and the word gently spoken to thee? 12: Why doth thy heart carry thee away? and why do thine eyes wink? 13: That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest words go out of thy mouth? 14: What is man, that he should be pure? and he that is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? 15: Behold, he putteth no trust in his holy ones, and the heavens are not pure in his sight: 16: How much less the abominable and corrupt, -- man, that drinketh unrighteousness like water! 17: I will shew thee, listen to me; and what I have seen I will declare; 18: Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hidden; 19: Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them. 20: All his days the wicked man is tormented, and numbered years are allotted to the violent. 21: The sound of terrors is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer cometh upon him. 22: He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is singled out for the sword. 23: He wandereth abroad for bread, -- where may it be? He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand. 24: Distress and anguish make him afraid; they prevail against him, as a king ready for the battle. 25: For he hath stretched out his hand against God, and strengthened himself against the Almighty: 26: He runneth against him, with [outstretched] neck, with the thick bosses of his bucklers; 27: For he hath covered his face with his fatness, and gathered fat upon [his] flanks. 28: And he dwelleth in desolate cities, in houses that no man inhabiteth, which are destined to become heaps. 29: He shall not become rich, neither shall his substance continue, and their possessions shall not extend upon the earth. 30: He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches; and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away. 31: Let him not trust in vanity: he is deceived, for vanity shall be his recompense; 32: It shall be complete before his day, and his branch shall not be green. 33: He shall shake off his unripe grapes as a vine, and shall cast his flower as an olive. 34: For the family of the ungodly shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery. 35: They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity, and their belly prepareth deceit.