1,2And as I said this to them to silence them, Eliphaz said angrily to his friends, What use is there in our having come to him as we have, with our armies, to console him? 3Lo! he even casts aspersions on us as well: let us, therefore, go back to our own lands. 4He himself sits in misery, eaten by worms and smelling horribly, 1 Lit. ‘in distress of worms and (in) stenches’. and yet he exalts himself against us – Kingdoms pass away and their governments, he says, but my kingdom 2 So SV Slav.: P ‘and lo, ours’. will last for ever! 5Much disturbed Eliphaz got up and turned away from them in high dudgeon, saying, I am going; for we have come to console him, and yet he has rebuffed us in the presence of our own soldiers.