New American Standard Bible
Eliphaz: Innocent Do Not Suffer
1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,
2If one ventures a word with you, will you become impatient?
3Behold you have admonished many,
4Your words have helped the tottering to stand,
5But now it has come to you, and you are impatient;
6Is not your fear of God your confidence,
7Remember now, who ever perished being innocent?
8According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity
9By the breath of God they perish,
10The roaring of the lion and the voice of the fierce lion,
11The lion perishes for lack of prey,
12Now a word was brought to me stealthily,
13Amid disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night,
14Dread came upon me, and trembling,
15Then a spirit passed by my face;
16It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance;
17Can mankind be just before God?
18He puts no trust even in His servants;
19How much more those who dwell in houses of clay,
20Between morning and evening they are broken in pieces;
21Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them?