1 and EliPhaz the Temanite will answer and say, 2 Shall a wise one answer knowledge of wind, and fill his belly with the east wind? 3 Reproving with words he shall not profit, and speeches will be of no use in them. 4 Also thou wilt bring to nought, fear, and thou wilt withhold meditation before God. 5 For thy mouth will accustom itself to thine iniquity, and thou wilt choose the tongue of the crafty. 6 Thy mouth will condemn thee, and not I: and thy lips will testify against thee.
7 Shalt thou be the firm man born? and hadst thou a beginning before the hills? 8 Shalt thou hear in the consultation of God? and wilt thou reserve wisdom to thyself? 9 What knewest thou and we shall not know? wilt thou understand and it not be with us? 10 Also the gray headed and old man with us, great of days above thy fathers. 11 Is it small with thee the consolations of God? and a word covered with thee? 12 Why shall thy heart take thee? and why shall thine eyes wink? 13 That thou wilt turn thy spirit against God, and thou broughtest words from thy mouth?
14 What is man that he will be clean? and that he will be just, being born of woman? 15 Behold, in his holy ones he will, not trust; and the heavens were not clean in his eyes. 16 How much more abominable and corrupt is man drinking iniquity as water!
17 I will show thee, hear to me; and that I saw I will recount; 18 Which the wise ones will announce, and he hid it not from their fathers. 19 To them alone the earth was given, and a stranger passed not in the midst of them. 20 All the days the unjust one himself being pained, and numbering the years they were hidden to him terrifying. 21 The voice of fears in his ears: in peace he destroying shall come upon him. 22 He will not believe to turn back from darkness, and he was waited for by the sword. 23 He wandered about for bread, where he knew that the day of darkness was ready at his hand. 24 Straitness and distress shall terrify him; they shall overpower him as a king ready for war. 25 For he stretched forth his hand against God, and he will strengthen himself against the Almighty. 26 He will run against him upon the neck, upon the thicknesses of his shields: 27 For he covered his face with his fat, and he will make fatness upon the flank 28 And he will dwell in cities out off, the houses shall not be inhabited by them, which were ready for heaps. 29 He shall not be rich, and his wealth shall not rise up; their possession shall not extend upon the earth. 30 He shall not depart from darkness; the flame shall dry up his suckers, and by the breath of his mouth shall he depart 31 He being deceived shall not trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his compensation. 32 Before his day it shall be completed, and his branch was not green. 33 He will shake off as a vine his unripe grapes, and he will cast his flower as the olive. 34 For the assembly of the profane is hard, and fire consumed the tents of the gift 35 He conceiving trouble and he bringing forth vanity, and their belly shall prepare deceit