Blessed indeed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
Cross ReferencesHebrews 12:5
And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, or lose heart when He rebukes you.
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.
But if you would earnestly seek God and ask the Almighty for mercy,
As for you, if you direct your heart and lift up your hands to Him,
Are the consolations of God not enough for you, even words spoken gently to you?
God rescues the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ears in oppression.
Indeed, He drew you from the jaws of distress to a spacious and broad place, to a table full of richness.
Blessed is the man You discipline, O LORD, and teach from Your law,
My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not loathe His reproof;
I have surely heard Ephraim's moaning: 'You disciplined me severely, like an untrained calf. Restore me, and I will return, for You are the LORD my God.
Chapter Outline1. Eliphaz shows that the end of the wicked is misery;
6. that man is born to trouble;
8. that God is to be regarded in affliction;
17. the happy end of God's correction.
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