1: And Eliphaz the Temanite answereth and saith: -- 2: To God is a man profitable, Because a wise man to himself is profitable? 3: Is it a delight to the Mighty One That thou art righteous? is it gain, That thou makest perfect thy ways? 4: Because of thy reverence Doth He reason [with] thee? He entereth with thee into judgment: 5: Is not thy wickedness abundant? And there is no end to thine iniquities. 6: For thou takest a pledge of thy brother for nought, And the garments of the naked Thou dost strip off. 7: Thou causest not the weary to drink water, And from the hungry thou withholdest bread. 8: As to the man of arm -- he hath the earth, And the accepted of face -- he dwelleth in it. 9: Widows thou hast sent away empty, And the arms of the fatherless are bruised. 10: Therefore round about thee [are] snares, And trouble thee doth fear suddenly. 11: Or darkness -- thou dost not see, And abundance of waters doth cover thee. 12: Is not God high [in] heaven? And see the summit of the stars, That they are high. 13: And thou hast said, 'What -- hath God known? Through thickness doth He judge? 14: Thick clouds [are] a secret place to Him, And He doth not see;' And the circle of the heavens He walketh habitually, 15: The path of the age dost thou observe, That men of iniquity have trodden? 16: Who have been cut down unexpectedly, A flood is poured out on their foundation. 17: Those saying to God, 'Turn aside from us,' And what doth the Mighty One to them? 18: And he hath filled their houses [with] good: (And the counsel of the wicked Hath been far from me.) 19: See do the righteous and they rejoice, And the innocent mocketh at them, 20: 'Surely our substance hath not been cut off, And their excellency hath fire consumed.' 21: Acquaint thyself, I pray thee, with Him, And be at peace, Thereby thine increase [is] good. 22: Receive, I pray thee, from His mouth a law, And set His sayings in thy heart. 23: If thou dost return unto the Mighty Thou art built up, Thou puttest iniquity far from thy tents. 24: So as to set on the dust a defence, And on a rock of the valleys a covering. 25: And the Mighty hath been thy defence, And silver [is] strength to thee. 26: For then on the Mighty thou delightest thyself, And dost lift up unto God thy face, 27: Thou dost make supplication unto Him, And He doth hear thee, And thy vows thou completest. 28: And thou decreest a saying, And it is established to thee, And on thy ways hath light shone. 29: For they have made low, And thou sayest, 'Lift up.' And the bowed down of eyes he saveth. 30: He delivereth the not innocent, Yea, he hath been delivered By the cleanness of thy hands.