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1 Then Eliphaz the Thaemanite answered and said, 2 Will a wise man give for answer a [mere] breath of wisdom? and does he fill up the pain of his belly, 3 reasoning with improper sayings, and with words wherein is no profit? 4 Hast not thou moreover cast off fear, and accomplished such words before the Lord? 5 Thou art guilty by the words of thy mouth, neither hast thou discerned the words of the mighty. 6 Let thine own mouth, and not me, reprove thee: and thy lips shall testify against thee. 7 What! art thou the first man that was born? r wert thou established before the hills? 8 Or hast thou heard the ordinance of the Lord? or has God used thee as [his] counsellor? and has wisdom come [only] to thee? 9 For what knowest thou, that, we know not? or what understandest thou, which we do not also? 10 Truly among us [are] both the old and very aged man, more advanced in days than thy father. 11 Thou hast been scourged for [but] few of thy sins: thou hast spoken haughtily [and] extravagantly. 12 What has thine heart dared? or what have thine eyes [aimed at], 13 that thou hast vented [thy] rage before the Lord, and delivered such words from [thy] mouth? 14 For who, being a mortal, [is such] that he shall be blameless? or, [who that is] born of a woman, that he should be just? 15 Forasmuch as he trusts not his saints; and the heaven is not pure before him. 16 Alas then, abominable and unclean is man, drinking unrighteousness as a draught. 17 But I will tell thee, hearken to me; I will tell thee now what I have seen; 18 things wise men say, and their fathers have not hidden. 19 To them alone the earth was given, and no stranger came upon them. 20 All the life of the ungodly [is spent] in care, and the years granted to the oppressor are numbered. 21 And his terror is in his ears: just when he seems to be at peace, his overthrow will come. 22 Let him not trust that he shall return from darkness, for he has been already made over to the power of the sword. 23 And he has been appointed to be food for vultures; and he knows within himself that he is doomed to be a carcass: and a dark day shall carry him away as with a whirlwind. 24 Distress also and anguish shall come upon him: he shall fall as a captain in the first rank. 25 For he has lifted his hands against the Lord, and he has hardened his neck against the Almighty Lord. 26 And he has run against him with insolence, on the thickness of the back of his shield. 27 For he has covered his face with his fat, and made layers of fat upon his thighs. 28 And let him lodge in desolate cities, and enter into houses without inhabitant: and what they have prepared, others shall carry away. 29 Neither shall he at all grow rich, nor shall his substance remain: he shall not cast a shadow upon the earth. 30 Neither shall he in any wise escape the darkness: let the wind blast his blossom, and let his flower fall off. 31 Let him not think that he shall endure; for his end shall be vanity. 32 His harvest shall perish before the time, and his branch shall not flourish. 33 And let him be gathered as the unripe grape before the time, and let him fall as the blossom of the olive. 34 For death is the witness of an ungodly man, and fire shall burn the houses of them that receive gifts. 35 And he shall conceive sorrows, and his end shall be vanity, and his belly shall bear deceit. ΥΠΟΛΑΒΩΝ δὲ ᾿Ελιφὰζ ὁ Θαιμανίτης λέγει· 2 πότερον σοφὸς ἀπόκρισιν δώσει συνέσεως πνεῦμα καὶ ἐνέπλησε πόνον γαστρὸς 3 ἐλέγχων ἐν ῥήμασιν, οἷς οὐ δεῖ, καὶ ἐν λόγοις, οἷς οὐδὲν ὄφελος; 4 οὐ καὶ σὺ ἀπεποιήσω φόβον, συνετελέσω δὲ ρήματα τοιαῦτα ἔναντι τοῦ Κυρίου; 5 ἔνοχος εἶ ρήμασι στόματός σου, οὐδὲ διέκρινας ρήματα δυναστῶν. 6 ἐλέγξαι σε τὸ σὸν στόμα καὶ μὴ ἐγώ, τὰ δὲ χείλη σου καταμαρτυρήσουσί σου· 7 τί γάρ; μὴ πρῶτος ἀνθρώπων ἐγεννήθης; ἢ πρὸ θινῶν ἐπάγης; 8 ἦ σύνταγμα Κυρίου ἀκήκοας, ἢ συμβούλῳ σοι ἐχρήσατο ὁ Θεός, εἰς δὲ σὲ ἀφίκετο σοφία; 9 τί γὰρ οἶδας, ὃ οὐκ οἴδαμεν; ἢ τί συνίεις σύ, ὃ οὐ καὶ ἡμεῖς; 10 καί γε πρεσβύτης καί γε παλαιὸς ἐν ἡμῖν, βαρύτερος τοῦ πατρός σου ἡμέραις. 11 ὀλίγα ὧν ἡμάρτηκας μεμαστίγωσαι, μεγάλως ὑπερβαλλόντως λελάληκας. 12 τί ἐτόλμησεν ἡ καρδία σου, ἢ τί ὑπένεγκαν οἱ ὀφθαλμοί σου; 13 ὅτι θυμὸν ἔρρηξας ἔναντι Κυρίου, ἐξήγαγες δὲ ἐκ στόματος ρήματα τοιαῦτα. 14 τίς γὰρ ὢν βροτός, ὅτι ἔσται ἄμεμπτος, ἢ ὡς ἐσόμενος δίκαιος γεννητὸς γυναικός; 15 εἰ κατὰ ἁγίων οὐ πιστεύει, οὐρανὸς δὲ οὐ καθαρὸς ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ; 16 ἔα δὲ ἐβδελυγμένος καὶ ἀκάθαρτος ἀνήρ, πίνων ἀδικίας ἴσα ποτῷ· 17 ἀναγγελῶ δέ σοι, ἄκουέ μου· ἃ δὴ ἐώρακα, ἀναγγελῶ σοι, 18 ἃ σοφοὶ ἐροῦσι καὶ οὐκ ἔκρυψαν πατέρες αὐτῶν· 19 αὐτοῖς μόνοις ἐδόθη ἡ γῆ, καὶ οὐκ ἐπῆλθεν ἀλλογενὴς ἐπ᾿ αὐτούς. 20 πᾶς ὁ βίος ἀσεβοῦς ἐν φροντίδι, ἔτη δὲ ἀριθμητὰ δεδομένα δυνάστῃ, 21 ὁ δὲ φόβος αὐτοῦ ἐν ὠσὶν αὐτοῦ· ὅταν δοκῇ ἤδη εἰρηνεύειν, ἥξει αὐτοῦ ἡ καταστροφή. 22 μὴ πιστευέτω ἀποστραφῆναι ἀπὸ σκότους· ἐντέταλται γὰρ ἤδη εἰς χεῖρας σιδήρου, 23 κατατέτακται δὲ εἰς σῖτα γυψίν· οἶδε δὲ ἐν ἑαυτῷ ὅτι μένει εἰς πτῶμα. ἡμέρα δὲ σκοτεινὴ αὐτὸν στροβήσει, 24 ἀνάγκη δὲ καὶ θλῖψις αὐτὸν καθέξει ὥσπερ στρατηγὸς πρωτοστάτης πίπτων. 25 ὅτι ἦρκε χεῖρας ἐναντίον τοῦ Κυρίου, ἔναντι δὲ Κυρίου παντοκράτορος ἐτραχηλίασεν, 26 ἔδραμε δὲ ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ ὕβρει ἐν πάχει νώτου ἀσπίδος αὐτοῦ, 27 ὅτι ἐκάλυψε τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἐν στέατι αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐποίησε περιστόμιον ἐπὶ τῶν μηρίων. 28 αὐλισθείη δὲ πόλεις ἐρήμους, εἰσέλθοι δὲ εἰς οἴκους ἀοικήτους· ἃ δὲ ἐκεῖνοι ἡτοίμασαν, ἄλλοι ἀποίσονται. 29 οὔτε μὴ πλουτισθῇ, οὔτε μὴ μείνῃ αὐτοῦ τὰ ὑπάρχοντα, οὐ μὴ βάλῃ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν σκιὰν 30 οὐδὲ μὴ ἐκφύγῃ τὸ σκότος. τὸν βλαστὸν αὐτοῦ μαράναι ἄνεμος, ἐκπέσοι δὲ αὐτοῦ τὸ ἄνθος. 31 μὴ πιστευέτω ὅτι ὑπομενεῖ, κενὰ γὰρ ἀποβήσεται αὐτῷ· 32 ἡ τομὴ αὐτοῦ πρὸ ὥρας φθαρήσεται, καὶ ὁ ράδαμνος αὐτοῦ οὐ μὴ πυκάσῃ· 33 τρυγηθείη δὲ ὡς ὄμβραξ πρὸς ὥρας, ἐκπέσοι δὲ ὡς ἄνθος ἐλαίας. 34 μαρτύριον γὰρ ἀσεβοῦς θάνατος, πῦρ δὲ καύσει οἴκους δωροδεκτῶν. 35 ἐν γαστρὶ δὲ λήψεται ὀδύνας, ἀποβήσεται δὲ ἑαυτῷ κενά, ἡ δὲ κοιλία αὐτοῦ ὑποίσει δόλον.

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