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15:1 And Eliphaz the Temanite answereth and saith: --
15:2 Doth a wise man answer `with' vain knowledge? And fill `with' an east wind his belly?
15:3 To reason with a word not useful? And speeches -- no profit in them?
15:4 Yea, thou dost make reverence void, And dost diminish meditation before God.
15:5 For thy mouth teacheth thine iniquity, And thou chooseth the tongue of the subtile.
15:6 Thy mouth declareth thee wicked, and not I, And thy lips testify against thee.
15:7 The first man art thou born? And before the heights wast thou formed?
15:8 Of the secret counsel of God dost thou hear? And withdrawest thou unto thee wisdom?
15:9 What hast thou known, and we know not? Understandest thou -- and it is not with us?
15:10 Both the gray-headed And the very aged `are' among us -- Greater than thy father `in' days.
15:11 Too few for thee are the comforts of God? And a gentle word `is' with thee,
15:12 What -- doth thine heart take thee away? And what -- are thine eyes high?
15:13 For thou turnest against God thy spirit? And hast brought out words from thy mouth:
15:14 What `is' man that he is pure, And that he is righteous, one born of woman?
15:15 Lo, in His holy ones He putteth no credence, And the heavens have not been pure in His eyes.
15:16 Also -- surely abominable and filthy Is man drinking as water perverseness.
15:17 I shew thee -- hearken to me -- And this I have seen and declare:
15:18 Which the wise declare -- And have not hid -- from their fathers.
15:19 To them alone was the land given, And a stranger passed not over into their midst:
15:20 `All days of the wicked he is paining himself, And few years have been laid up for the terrible one.
15:21 A fearful voice `is' in his ears, In peace doth a destroyer come to him.
15:22 He believeth not to return from darkness, And watched `is' he for the sword.
15:23 He is wandering for bread -- `Where `is' it?' He hath known that ready at his hand Is a day of darkness.
15:24 Terrify him do adversity and distress, They prevail over him As a king ready for a boaster.
15:25 For he stretched out against God his hand, And against the Mighty he maketh himself mighty.
15:26 He runneth unto Him with a neck, With thick bosses of his shields.
15:27 For he hath covered his face with his fat, And maketh vigour over `his' confidence.
15:28 And he inhabiteth cities cut off, houses not dwelt in, That have been ready to become heaps.
15:29 He is not rich, nor doth his wealth rise, Nor doth he stretch out on earth their continuance.
15:30 He turneth not aside from darkness, His tender branch doth a flame dry up, And he turneth aside at the breath of His mouth!
15:31 Let him not put credence in vanity, He hath been deceived, For vanity is his recompence.
15:32 Not in his day is it completed, And his bending branch is not green.
15:33 He shaketh off as a vine his unripe fruit, And casteth off as an olive his blossom.
15:34 For the company of the profane `is' gloomy, And fire hath consumed tents of bribery.
15:35 To conceive misery, and to bear iniquity, Even their heart doth prepare deceit.
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