Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:
“Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are in the right, or is it gain to him if you make your ways blameless?
Is it for your fear of him that he reproves you and enters into judgment with you?
Is not your evil abundant? There is no end to your iniquities.
Therefore snares are all around you, and sudden terror overwhelms you,
“Is not God high in the heavens? See the highest stars, how lofty they are!
Will you keep to the old way that wicked men have trod?
They were snatched away before their time; their foundation was washed away.
They said to God, ‘Depart from us,’ and ‘What can the Almighty do to us?’
Yet he filled their houses with good things— but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
saying, ‘Surely our adversaries are cut off, and what they left the fire has consumed.’
“Agree with God, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you.
then the Almighty will be your gold and your precious silver.
You will decide on a matter, and it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways.