Job 4:1
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English Standard Version
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:

King James Bible
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

American Standard Version
Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Eliphaz the Themanite answered, and said:

English Revised Version
Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

20 Why is light given to the wretched,

And life to the sorrowful in soul?

21 Who wait for death, and he comes not,

Who dig after him more than for treasure,

22 Who rejoice with exceeding joy,

Who are enraptured, when they can find the grave?

23 To the man whose way is hidden,

And whom Eloah hath hedged round?

The descriptive partt. Job 3:21, Job 3:22, are continued in predicative clauses, which are virtually relative clauses; Job 3:21 has the fut. consec., since the sufferers are regarded as now at least dead; Job 3:22 the simple fut., since their longing for the grave is placed before the eye (on this transition from the part. to the verb. fin., vid., Ges. 134, rem. (2). Schlottm. and Hahn wrongly translate: who would dig (instead of do dig) for him more than for treasure. אלי־גיל (with poetical אלי instead of אל) might signify, accompanied by rejoicing, i.e., the cry and gesture of joy. The translation usque ad exultationem, is however, more appropriate here as well as in Hosea 9:1. With Job 3:23 Job refers to himself: he is the man whose way of suffering is mysterious and prospectless, and whom God has penned in on all sides (a fig. like Job 19:8; comp. Lamentations 3:5). סכך, sepire, above, Job 1:10, to hedge round for protection, here: forcibly straiten.

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Eliphaz.

Job 2:11 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come on him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite...

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Job 22:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

Job 42:9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them...

answered.

Job 3:1,2 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day...

Job 6:1 But Job answered and said,

Job 8:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

Cross References
Job 3:26
I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, but trouble comes."

Job 4:2
"If one ventures a word with you, will you be impatient? Yet who can keep from speaking?

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