1Then Bildad took hold of him, saying, You must not speak like this to a man who is in mourning for his children and is suffering under many other afflictions too. 2We are in the best of health, and yet, because of the stench, we were not able to get near him without the help of many perfumes. 3Have you forgotten altogether, Eliphaz, what you were like when you were ill yourself for only two days. 4So let us now be patient and try to find out 1 So SV Slav.: P om. ‘and try to find out’. what his condition really is. It may be, may it not, that his mind has gone? It may be, may it not, that he remembers his former good fortune and has been driven mad by it? 5For who would not be put out of his mind and driven mad when beset with such plagues? 6But let me approach him and try to find out what his condition is.
1 So SV Slav.: P om. ‘and try to find out’.