Job 4
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1Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,
2"If someone ventures a word with you, will you be impatient? But who can keep from speaking?2"If one ventures a word with you, will you become impatient? But who can refrain from speaking?
3Think how you have instructed many, how you have strengthened feeble hands.3"Behold you have admonished many, And you have strengthened weak hands.
4Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees.4"Your words have helped the tottering to stand, And you have strengthened feeble knees.
5But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged; it strikes you, and you are dismayed.5"But now it has come to you, and you are impatient; It touches you, and you are dismayed.
6Should not your piety be your confidence and your blameless ways your hope?6"Is not your fear of God your confidence, And the integrity of your ways your hope?
7"Consider now: Who, being innocent, has ever perished? Where were the upright ever destroyed?7"Remember now, who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright destroyed?
8As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it.8"According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity And those who sow trouble harvest it.
9At the breath of God they perish; at the blast of his anger they are no more.9"By the breath of God they perish, And by the blast of His anger they come to an end.
10The lions may roar and growl, yet the teeth of the great lions are broken.10"The roaring of the lion and the voice of the fierce lion, And the teeth of the young lions are broken.
11The lion perishes for lack of prey, and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.11"The lion perishes for lack of prey, And the whelps of the lioness are scattered.
12"A word was secretly brought to me, my ears caught a whisper of it.12"Now a word was brought to me stealthily, And my ear received a whisper of it.
13Amid disquieting dreams in the night, when deep sleep falls on people,13"Amid disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falls on men,
14fear and trembling seized me and made all my bones shake.14Dread came upon me, and trembling, And made all my bones shake.
15A spirit glided past my face, and the hair on my body stood on end.15"Then a spirit passed by my face; The hair of my flesh bristled up.
16It stopped, but I could not tell what it was. A form stood before my eyes, and I heard a hushed voice: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:
17Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can even a strong man be more pure than his Maker?17'Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?
18If God places no trust in his servants, if he charges his angels with error,18'He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He charges error.
19how much more those who live in houses of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who are crushed more readily than a moth!19'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!
20Between dawn and dusk they are broken to pieces; unnoticed, they perish forever.20'Between morning and evening they are broken in pieces; Unobserved, they perish forever.
21Are not the cords of their tent pulled up, so that they die without wisdom?'21'Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, yet without wisdom.'
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