1: And Eliphaz the Temanite answereth and saith: -- 2: Hath one tried a word with thee? -- Thou art weary! And to keep in words who is able? 3: Lo, thou hast instructed many, And feeble hands thou makest strong. 4: The stumbling one do thy words raise up, And bowing knees thou dost strengthen. 5: But now, it cometh in unto thee, And thou art weary; It striketh unto thee, and thou art troubled. 6: Is not thy reverence thy confidence? Thy hope -- the perfection of thy ways? 7: Remember, I pray thee, Who, being innocent, hath perished? And where have the upright been cut off? 8: As I have seen -- ploughers of iniquity, And sowers of misery, reap it! 9: From the breath of God they perish, And from the spirit of His anger consumed. 10: The roaring of a lion, And the voice of a fierce lion, And teeth of young lions have been broken. 11: An old lion is perishing without prey, And the whelps of the lioness do separate. 12: And unto me a thing is secretly brought, And receive doth mine ear a little of it. 13: In thoughts from visions of the night, In the falling of deep sleep on men, 14: Fear hath met me, and trembling, And the multitude of my bones caused to fear. 15: And a spirit before my face doth pass, Stand up doth the hair of my flesh; 16: It standeth, and I discern not its aspect, A similitude [is] over-against mine eyes, Silence! and a voice I hear: 17: 'Is mortal man than God more righteous? Than his Maker is a man cleaner? 18: Lo, in His servants He putteth no credence, Nor in His messengers setteth praise.' 19: Also -- the inhabitants of houses of clay, (Whose foundation [is] in the dust, They bruise them before a moth.) 20: From morning to evening are beaten down, Without any regarding, for ever they perish. 21: Hath not their excellency been removed with them? They die, and not in wisdom!