1: Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said, 2: [If] we essay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can refrain from speaking? 3: Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands. 4: Thy words have upheld him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees. 5: But now it hath come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled. 6: [Is] not [this] thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways? 7: Remember, I pray thee, who [ever] perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off; 8: Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same. 9: By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils 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 stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad. 12: Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and my ear received a small sound of it. 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 its form: an image [was] before my 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 put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly: 19: How much less [in] them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation [is] in the dust, [who] are crushed before the moth? 20: They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding [it]. 21: Doth not their excellence [which is] in them depart? they die, even without wisdom.