Job 15:4
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New International Version
But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God.

King James Bible
Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.

Darby Bible Translation
Yea, thou makest piety of none effect, and restrainest meditation before God.

World English Bible
Yes, you do away with fear, and hinder devotion before God.

Young's Literal Translation
Yea, thou dost make reverence void, And dost diminish meditation before God.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou castest off fear - Thou hast no reverence for God.

And restrainest prayer - Instead of humbling thyself, and making supplication to thy Judge, thou spendest thy time in arraigning his providence and justifying thyself. When a man has any doubts whether he has grieved God's Spirit, and his mind feels troubled, it is much better for him to go immediately to God, and ask forgiveness, than spend any time in finding excuses for his conduct, or laboring to divest it of its seeming obliquity. Restraining or suppressing prayer, in order to find excuses or palliations for infirmities, indiscretions, or improprieties of any kind, which appear to trench on the sacred limits of morality and godliness, may be to a man the worst of evils: humiliation and prayer for mercy and pardon can never be out of their place to any soul of man who, surrounded with evils, is ever liable to offend.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

castest off. Heb. makest void

Job 4:5,6 But now it is come on you, and you faint; it touches you, and you are troubled...

Job 6:14 To him that is afflicted pity should be showed from his friend; but he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Psalm 36:1-3 The transgression of the wicked said within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes...

Psalm 119:126 It is time for you, LORD, to work: for they have made void your law.

Zephaniah 1:6 And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired for him.

Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yes, we establish the law.

Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.


Job 5:8 I would seek to God, and to God would I commit my cause:

Job 27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call on God?

1 Chronicles 10:13,14 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not...

Hosea 7:14 And they have not cried to me with their heart, when they howled on their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine...

Amos 6:10 And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burns him, to bring out the bones out of the house...

Luke 18:1 And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

prayer. or, speech

July 26 Evening
Give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.--PSA. 97:12. The heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?--Yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a worm? Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness?--Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts. As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy;
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

All are Sinners.
Some time ago we overheard from a person who should have known better, remarks something like these: "I wonder how sinners are saved in the Lutheran Church?" "I do not hear of any being converted in the Lutheran Church," and such like. These words called to mind similar sentiments that we heard expressed long ago. More than once was the remark made in our hearing that in certain churches sinners were saved, because converted and sanctified, while it was at least doubtful whether any one could find
G. H. Gerberding—The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

The Character of Its Teachings Evidences the Divine Authorship of the Bible
Take its teachings about God Himself. What does the Bible teach us about God? It declares that He is Eternal: "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou are God" (Ps. 90:2). It reveals the fact that He is Infinite: "But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee" (I Kings 8:27). Vast as we know the universe to be, it has its bounds; but we must go beyond
Arthur W. Pink—The Divine Inspiration of the Bible

Necessity of Contemplating the Judgment-Seat of God, in Order to be Seriously Convinced of the Doctrine of Gratuitous Justification.
1. Source of error on the subject of Justification. Sophists speak as if the question were to be discussed before some human tribunal. It relates to the majesty and justice of God. Hence nothing accepted without absolute perfection. Passages confirming this doctrine. If we descend to the righteousness of the Law, the curse immediately appears. 2. Source of hypocritical confidence. Illustrated by a simile. Exhortation. Testimony of Job, David, and Paul. 3. Confession of Augustine and Bernard. 4. Another
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Job 6:14
"Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Job 15:3
Would they argue with useless words, with speeches that have no value?

Job 15:5
Your sin prompts your mouth; you adopt the tongue of the crafty.

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