Job 4:5
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New International Version
But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged; it strikes you, and you are dismayed.

New Living Translation
But now when trouble strikes, you lose heart. You are terrified when it touches you.

English Standard Version
But now it has come to you, and you are impatient; it touches you, and you are dismayed.

New American Standard Bible
"But now it has come to you, and you are impatient; It touches you, and you are dismayed.

King James Bible
But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But now that this has happened to you, you have become exhausted. It strikes you, and you are dismayed.

International Standard Version
"But now it's your turn, and you're the one who is worn out! Now it's striking you, and you're dismayed!

NET Bible
But now the same thing comes to you, and you are discouraged; it strikes you, and you are terrified.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But trouble comes to you, and you're impatient. It touches you, and you panic.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But now that it is come upon thee, thou art grieved; it touches thee, and thou art troubled.

King James 2000 Bible
But now it is come upon you, and you faint; it touches you, and you are troubled.

American King James Version
But now it is come on you, and you faint; it touches you, and you are troubled.

American Standard Version
But now it is come unto thee, and thou faintest; It toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now the scourge is come upon thee, and thou faintest: it hath touched thee, and thou art troubled.

Darby Bible Translation
But now it is come upon thee, and thou grievest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.

English Revised Version
But now it is come unto thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.

Webster's Bible Translation
But now it hath come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.

World English Bible
But now it is come to you, and you faint. It touches you, and you are troubled.

Young's Literal Translation
But now, it cometh in unto thee, And thou art weary; It striketh unto thee, and thou art troubled.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:1-6 Satan undertook to prove Job a hypocrite by afflicting him; and his friends concluded him to be one because he was so afflicted, and showed impatience. This we must keep in mind if we would understand what passed. Eliphaz speaks of Job, and his afflicted condition, with tenderness; but charges him with weakness and faint-heartedness. Men make few allowances for those who have taught others. Even pious friends will count that only a touch which we feel as a wound. Learn from hence to draw off the mind of a sufferer from brooding over the affliction, to look at the God of mercies in the affliction. And how can this be done so well as by looking to Christ Jesus, in whose unequalled sorrows every child of God soonest learns to forget his own?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest. Now it is thy turn - calamity has come upon thee and all that thou weft wont to say to others is forgotten. The wise physician cannot heal himself. Instead of receiving thy chastisement in a right spirit, thou "faintest," or rather, "thou art angry, art offended" - as the same verb is also to be translated in the second verse. There is a tone of sarcasm about these remarks, which implies a certain hardness and want of real affection in the speaker, and which cannot but have been perceived by Job, and have detracted from the force of what Eliphaz urged. If one has to rebuke a friend, it should be done with great delicacy. Our "precious balms" should not be allowed to "break his head" (Psalm 141:6). It toucheth thee, and thou art troubled; or, perplexed - "confounded."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest,.... The affliction and evil that he feared, Job 3:25; or rather the same trials and afflictions were come upon him as had been on those whom he had instructed and reproved, and whose hands and hearts he had strengthened and comforted; and yet now thou thyself "faintest", or "art weary" (z), or art bore down and sinkest under the burden, and bearest it very impatiently (a), quite contrary to the advice given to others; and therefore it was concluded he could not be a virtuous, honest, and upright man at heart, only in show and appearance. Bolducius renders the words, "God cometh unto thee", or "thy God cometh"; very wrongly, though the sense may be the same; God cometh and visits thee by laying his afflicting hand upon thee:

it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled; suggesting that it was but a touch, a slight one, a light affliction; thereby lessening Job's calamity and distress, or making little and light of it, and aggravating his impatience under it, that for such a trial as this he should be so excessively troubled, his passions should be so violently moved, and he be thrown into so much disorder and confusion, and be impatient beyond measure; no bounds being set to his grief, and the expressions of it; yea, even to be in the utmost consternation and amazement, as the word (b) signifies.

(z) Defatigaris, Cocceius. (a) aegre tulisti, Pagninus, Montanus, Mercerus; "impatienter fers", Schmidt, Michaelis, Piscator. (b) "consternaris", Mercerus, Cocceius, Schmidt, Michaelis, Schultens.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. thou art troubled—rather, "unhinged," hast lost thy self-command (1Th 3:3).

Job 4:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper
4"Your words have helped the tottering to stand, And you have strengthened feeble knees. 5"But now it has come to you, and you are impatient; It touches you, and you are dismayed. 6"Is not your fear of God your confidence, And the integrity of your ways your hope?…
Cross References
Job 4:4
Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees.

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

Job 19:21
"Have pity on me, my friends, have pity, for the hand of God has struck me.

Proverbs 24:10
If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength!
Treasury of Scripture

But now it is come on you, and you faint; it touches you, and you are troubled.

it is come.

Job 3:25,26 For the thing which I greatly feared is come on me, and that which …

thou faintest.

Proverbs 24:10 If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

2 Corinthians 4:1,16 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, …

Hebrews 12:3,5 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against …

it toucheth.

Job 1:11 But put forth your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will …

Job 2:5 But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and …

Job 19:21 Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends; for the hand …

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