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Job 4

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.’


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