1: And Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said, 2: Can a man be profitable to God? surely it is unto himself that the wise man is profitable. 3: Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if thou art righteous? And is it gain [to him] that thou makest thy ways perfect? 4: Will he reason with thee for fear of thee? Will he enter with thee into judgment? 5: Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities without end? 6: For thou hast taken a pledge of thy brother for nought, and stripped off the clothing of the naked. 7: Thou hast not given water to the fainting to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry. 8: But the powerful man, he had the land; and the man of high rank dwelt in it. 9: Widows hast thou sent empty away, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken. 10: Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee; 11: Or darkness, that thou canst not see, and floods of waters cover thee. 12: Is not God in the height of the heavens? And behold the summit of the stars: how exalted are they! 13: And thou sayest, What doth God know? will he judge through the dark cloud? 14: Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh on the vault of the heavens. 15: Dost thou mark the ancient path which wicked men have trodden? 16: Who were carried off before the time, whose foundation was overflowed with a flood; 17: Who said unto God, Depart from us! and what could the Almighty do to them? 18: Yet he filled their houses with good. 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: Is not he who rose against us destroyed, and doth not the fire consume his residue? 21: Reconcile thyself now with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. 22: Receive, I pray thee, instruction 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 remove unrighteousness far from thy tents, 24: And put the precious ore with the dust, and [the gold of] Ophir among the stones of the torrents, 25: Then the Almighty will be thy precious ore, and silver heaped up unto thee; 26: Yea, 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: And thou shalt decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee; and light shall shine upon thy ways. 29: When they are made low, then thou shalt say, Rise up! and he shall save him that is of downcast eyes. 30: [Even] him that is not innocent shall he deliver; yea, he shall be delivered by the pureness of thy hands.