Job 22:1-4, 21 23:1-7
Then Eli'phaz the Te'manite answered:
"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 righteous,
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?
"Agree with God, and be at peace;
thereby good will come to you."
Then Job answered:
"Today also my complaint is bitter,
his hand is heavy in spite of my groaning.
Oh, that I knew where I might find him,
that I might come even to his seat!
I would lay my case before him
and fill my mouth with arguments.
I would learn what he would answer me,
and understand what he would say to me.
Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power?
No; he would give heed to me.
"There an upright man could reason with him,
and I should be acquitted for ever by my judge."