1Then Eliphaz of Teman answered and said, 2Can a gever be profitable unto El, as he that has seichel may be profitable unto himself? 3Is it any pleasure to Shaddai, that thou art tzaddik? Or is it gain to Him, that thou makest thy ways blameless? 4Is it for thy yireh [Elohim] that He reproves thee? Will He enter with thee into mishpat? 5Is not thy rah great? And thine avonot infinite? 6For thou hast exacted a pledge from thy brother for naught, and stripped the arummim (naked ones) of their clothing. 7Thou hast not given mayim to the weary to drink, and thou hast withheld lechem from the hungry. 8But as for the ish zeroa (mighty man), his is ha'aretz; and the honorable man dwelt therein. 9Thou hast sent almanot away empty, and the arms of the yetomim have been broken. 10Therefore pachim (snares) are around thee, and sudden pachad troubleth thee; 11Or choshech, that thou canst not see; and overflow of mayim cover thee. 12Is not Eloah in the height of Shomayim? And hinei the rosh kokhavim, how high they are! 13And thou sayest, How doth El know? Can He judge through the thick cloud? 14Thick clouds veil Him, that He seeth not; and He walketh in the vault of Shomayim. 15Wilt thou note the orach olam which wicked men have trodden? 16Who were cut down before their time, whose yesod was overflown with a flood; 17Who said unto El, Depart from us; and what can Shaddai do to them? 18Yet He filled their batim (houses) with tov; but the etza (counsel) of the resha'im is far from me. 19The tzaddikim see it, and are glad, and the naki (innocent) laugh them to scorn. 20Verily our foe is destroyed, and the abundance of them the eish consumeth. 21Acquaint now thyself with Him, and so hast thou shalom; thereby tovah shall come unto thee. 22Receive, now, torah from His mouth, and lay up His words in thine lev. 23If thou return to Shaddai, thou shalt be restored; if thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy ohalim; 24Then shalt thou lay up gold as aphar, and that of Ophir as the tzur of the brooks. 25Yea, Shaddai shall be thy gold, and thy precious kesef. 26For then shalt thou have thy delight in Shaddai, and shalt lift up thy face unto Eloah. 27Thou shalt make thy prayer unto Him, and He shall hear thee, and thou shalt fulfill thy nederim. 28Thou shalt also decide a matter, and it shall be established unto thee, and the ohr shall shine upon thy ways. 29When they are cast down, thou shalt say, Arise, and He shall save the one with low eynayim (i.e., humility). 30He shall deliver even the guilty; and he is delivered by the bar (cleanness) of thine hands.
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