“The powerful possess the land.
The favored people live in it.
You have sent widows away empty.
You have crushed the arms of the orphans.
Therefore snares are around you.
Sudden terror overwhelms you.
Your light is darkened.
Thus you cannot see.
A flood of water covers you.”
Eliphaz claimed that Job had land, yet he sent widows and orphans away empty handed. Thus the snares and terrors are all around him because he was not kind to others. He was now in a situation where it was dark. He could not see because a flood of water had covered him. He was in a state or personal distress.