Job 4:1 ←
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,
Job 4:2 ←
“If someone ventures to talk with you, will you be grieved? But who can withhold himself from speaking?
Job 4:3 ←
Behold, you have instructed many, you have strengthened the weak hands.
Job 4:4 ←
Your words have supported him who was falling, you have made the feeble knees firm.
Job 4:5 ←
But now it has come to you, and you faint. It touches you, and you are troubled.
Job 4:6 ←
Isn’t your piety your confidence? Isn’t the integrity of your ways your hope?
Job 4:7 ←
“Remember, now, whoever perished, being innocent? Or where were the upright cut off?
Job 4:8 ←
According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble, reap the same.
Job 4:9 ←
By the breath of God they perish. By the blast of his anger are they consumed.
Job 4:10 ←
The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, the teeth of the young lions, are broken.
Job 4:11 ←
The old lion perishes for lack of prey. The cubs of the lioness are scattered abroad.
Job 4:12 ←
“Now a thing was secretly brought to me. My ear received a whisper of it.
Job 4:13 ←
In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men,
Job 4:14 ←
fear came on me, and trembling, which made all my bones shake.
Job 4:15 ←
Then a spirit passed before my face. The hair of my flesh stood up.
Job 4:16 ←
It stood still, but I couldn’t discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes. Silence, then I heard a voice, saying,
Job 4:17 ←
‘Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?
Job 4:18 ←
Behold, he puts no trust in his servants. He charges his angels with error.
Job 4:19 ←
How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth!
Job 4:20 ←
Between morning and evening they are destroyed. They perish forever without any regarding it.
Job 4:21 ←
Isn’t their tent cord plucked up within them? They die, and that without wisdom.’