Chapter 4

JOB.4:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:
JOB.4:2 “If one attempts a word with you, will you become weary? But who can withhold himself from speaking?
JOB.4:3 Surely you have instructed many, And you have strengthened weak hands.
JOB.4:4 Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, And you have strengthened the feeble knees;
JOB.4:5 But now it comes upon you, and you are weary; It touches you, and you are troubled.
JOB.4:6 Is not your reverence your confidence? And the integrity of your ways your hope?
JOB.4:7 “Remember now, who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright ever cut off?
JOB.4:8 Even as I have seen, Those who plow iniquity And sow trouble reap the same.
JOB.4:9 By the blast of God they perish, And by the breath of His anger they are consumed.
JOB.4:10 The roaring of the lion, The voice of the fierce lion, And the teeth of the young lions are broken.
JOB.4:11 The old lion perishes for lack of prey, And the cubs of the lioness are scattered.
JOB.4:12 “Now a word was secretly brought to me, And my ear received a whisper of it.
JOB.4:13 In disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falls on men,
JOB.4:14 Fear came upon me, and trembling, Which made all my bones shake.
JOB.4:15 Then a spirit passed before my face; The hair on my body stood up.
JOB.4:16 It stood still, But I could not discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes; There was silence; Then I heard a voice saying:
JOB.4:17 ‘Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can a man be more pure than his Maker?
JOB.4:18 If He puts no trust in His servants, If 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 a moth?
JOB.4:20 They are broken in pieces from morning till evening; They perish forever, with no one regarding.
JOB.4:21 Does not their own excellence go away? They die, even without wisdom.’

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