Eliphaz proceeds in his charge, and exhorts Job to acknowledge his sins.

[1] Call now if there be any that will answer thee, and turn to some of the saints. [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 voice 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 number: [10] Who giveth rain upon the face of the earth, and watereth all things with waters:

[11] Who setteth up the humble on high, and comforteth with health those that mourn. [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 noonday 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 be hope, but iniquity shall draw in her mouth. [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 then 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 its season. [27] Behold, this is even so, as we have searched out: which thou having heard, consider it thoroughly in thy mind.

To advance in your spiritual reform, kindly consider the profound meditations and pious lessons from the book:

TITLE: The Four Last Things: Death. Judgment. Hell. Heaven. “Remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin.” a Traditional Catholic Classic for Spiritual Reform.
AUTHOR: Father Martin Von Cochem
EDITOR: Pablo Claret

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