Bible Text & Cross-references:
Eliphaz proceeds in his charge, and exhorts Job to acknowledge
1 Call now, if there be any that will answer thee, and turn to some of
2 Anger indeed killeth the foolish, and envy slayeth the little one.
3 I have seen a fool with a strong root, and I cursed his beauty immediately.
4 His children shall be far from safety, and shall be destroyed in the
gate, and there shall be none to deliver them.
5 Whose harvest the hungry shall eat, and the armed man shall take him
by violence, and the thirsty shall drink up his riches.
6 Nothing upon earth is done without a cause, and sorrow doth not spring
out of the ground.
7 Man is born to labour, and the bird to fly.
8 Wherefore I will pray to the Lord, and address my speech to God:
9 Who doth great things, and unsearchable and wonderful things without
10 Who giveth rain upon the face of the earth, and watereth all things
11 Who setteth up the humble on high, and comforteth with health those
12 Who bringeth to nought the designs of the malignant, so that their
hands cannot accomplish what they had begun:
13 *Who catcheth the wise in their craftiness, and disappointeth the
counsel of the wicked:
14 They shall meet with darkness in the day, and grope at noon-day as
in the night.
15 But he shall save the needy from the sword of their mouth, and the
poor from the hand of the violent.
16 And to the needy there shall he hope, but iniquity shall draw in her
17 Blessed is the man whom God correcteth: refuse not, therefore, the
chastising of the Lord:
18 For he woundeth, and cureth: he striketh, and his hands shall heal.
19 In six troubles he shall deliver thee, and in the seventh, evil shall
not touch thee.
20 In famine he shall deliver thee from death; and in battle, from the
hand of the sword.
21 Thou shalt be hidden from the scourge of the tongue: and thou shalt
not fear calamity when it cometh.
22 In destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: and thou shalt not be
afraid of the beasts of the earth.
23 But thou shalt have a covenant with the stones of the lands, and the
beasts of the earth shall be at peace with thee.
24 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle is in peace, and visiting
thy beauty, thou shalt not sin.
25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be multiplied, and thy offspring
like the grass of the earth.
26 Thou shalt enter into the grave in abundance, as a heap of wheat is
brought in in its season.
27 Behold, this is even so, as we have searched out: which thou having
heard, consider it thoroughly in thy mind.
13: 1 Corinthians iii. 19.