My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, As the channel of brooks that pass away;
16Which are black by reason of the ice, And wherein the snow hideth itself:
17What time they wax warm, they vanish; When it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
18The caravans that travel by the way of them turn aside; They go up into the waste, and perish.
19The caravans of Tema looked, The companies of Sheba waited for them.
20They were put to shame because they had hoped; They came thither, and were confounded.
21For now ye are nothing; Ye see a terror, and are afraid.
22Did I say, Give unto me? Or, Offer a present for me of your substance?
23Or, Deliver me from the adversary's hand? Or, Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors?
24Teach me, and I will hold my peace; And cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
25How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what doth it reprove?
26Do ye think to reprove words, Seeing that the speeches of one that is desperate are as wind?
27Yea, ye would cast lots upon the fatherless, And make merchandise of your friend.
28Now therefore be pleased to look upon me; For surely I shall not lie to your face.
29Return, I pray you, let there be no injustice; Yea, return again, my cause is righteous.
30Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my taste discern mischievous things?