Job 4
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1And Eliphaz the Temanite answers and says:

2“Has one tried a word with you? You are weary! And who is able to keep in words?

3Behold, you have instructed many, || And feeble hands you make strong.

4Your words raise up the stumbling one, || And you strengthen bowing knees.

5But now, it comes to you, || And you are weary; It strikes to you, and you are troubled.

6Is your reverence not your confidence? Your hope—the perfection of your ways?

7Now remember, || Who, being innocent, has perished? And where have the upright been cut off?

8As I have seen—plowers of iniquity, || And sowers of misery, reap it!

9From the breath of God they perish, || And from the spirit of His anger [are] consumed.

10The roaring of a lion, || And the voice of a fierce lion, || And teeth of young lions have been broken.

11An old lion is perishing without prey, || And the whelps of the lioness separate.

12And a thing is secretly brought to me, || And my ear receives a little of it.

13In thoughts from visions of the night, || In the falling of deep sleep on men,

14Fear has met me, and trembling, || And the multitude of my bones caused to fear.

15And a spirit passes before my face, || The hair of my flesh stands up;

16It stands, and I do not discern its aspect, || A likeness [is] before my eyes, || Silence! And I hear a voice:

17Is mortal man more righteous than God? Is a man cleaner than his Maker?

18Behold, He puts no credence in His servants, || Nor sets praise in His messengers.

19Also—the inhabitants of houses of clay || (Whose foundation [is] in the dust, || They bruise them before a moth).

20From morning to evening are beaten down, || Without any regarding, they perish forever.

21Has their excellence not been removed with them? They die, and not in wisdom!”

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