“Agree with God!
Be at peace!
In this way good will come to you.
Receive instruction from his mouth.
Lay up his words in your heart.
If you return to the Almighty Shaddai,
You will be restored.
If you remove unrighteousness from your tents,
If you treat gold like dust,
If you treat the gold of Ophir like the stones of the torrent bed,
If the Almighty Shaddai is your gold,
If the Almighty Shaddai is your precious silver,
Then you will delight yourself in the Almighty Shaddai.
Lift up your face to God!
You will pray to him!
He will hear you.
You will pay your vows!
You will decide on a matter!
It will be established for you.
Light will shine on your ways.
When others are humiliated,
You say it is pride.
God saves the humble.
He will deliver even those who are guilty.
They will escape
Because of the cleanness of your hands.”
Eliphaz wanted Job to admit his guilt so that everything would be fine. He wanted him to just agree with God. Then Job would be at peace. He should listen to God and admit his failings. He wanted him to return to the almighty Shaddai. The almighty one should be his gold, silver, and precious metal. Then he could lift up his face to God since God would hear his prayers. God does not like the haughty, but prefers the humble. Eliphaz wanted Job to be humble before God. Thus even if he was guilty, God would forgive him because of his clean hands.