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

New Living Translation
Have you no fear of God, no reverence for him?

English Standard Version
But you are doing away with the fear of God and hindering meditation before God.

Berean Study Bible
But you even undermine the fear of God and hinder meditation before Him.

New American Standard Bible
"Indeed, you do away with reverence And hinder meditation before God.

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

Christian Standard Bible
But you even undermine the fear of God and hinder meditation before him.

Contemporary English Version
Your words are enough to make others turn from God and lead them to doubt.

Good News Translation
If you had your way, no one would fear God; no one would pray to him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you even undermine the fear of God and hinder meditation before Him.

International Standard Version
Yet you dispense with fear of God and hinder meditations before God.

NET Bible
But you even break off piety, and hinder meditation before God.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yes, you destroy the fear [of God] and diminish devotion to God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, thou doest away with fear, And impairest devotion before God.

New American Standard 1977
“Indeed, you do away with reverence, And hinder meditation before God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou dost also cast off fear and undermine prayer before God.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, you cast off fear, and restrain prayer before God.

American King James Version
Yes, you cast off fear, and restrain prayer before God.

American Standard Version
Yea, thou doest away with fear, And hinderest devotion before God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hast not thou moreover cast off fear, and accomplished such words before the Lord?

Douay-Rheims Bible
As much as is in thee, thou hast made void fear, and hast taken away prayers from before God.

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

English Revised Version
Yea, thou doest away with fear, and restrainest devotion before God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yes, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer 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.
Study Bible
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
3Should he argue with useless words or speeches that serve no purpose? 4But you even undermine the fear of God and hinder meditation before Him. 5For your iniquity instructs your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty.…
Cross References
Job 6:14
A despairing man should have the kindness of his friend, even if he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Job 15:3
Should he argue with useless words or speeches that serve no purpose?

Job 15:5
For your iniquity instructs your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty.

Treasury of Scripture

Yes, you cast off fear, and restrain prayer before God.

castest off.

Job 4:5,6
But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled…

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

Psalm 36:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes…

restrainest

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

Job 27:10
Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon 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, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it; …

prayer.







Lexicon
But
אַף־ (’ap̄-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

you
אַ֭תָּה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

even undermine
תָּפֵ֣ר (tā·p̄êr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6565: To break up, to violate, frustrate

the fear [of God]
יִרְאָ֑ה (yir·’āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3374: Fear, reverence

and hinder
וְתִגְרַ֥ע (wə·ṯiḡ·ra‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1639: To scrape off, to shave, remove, lessen, withhold

meditation
שִׂ֝יחָ֗ה (·ḥāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7881: Reflection, be extension, devotion

before
לִפְנֵי־ (lip̄·nê-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

Him.
אֵֽל׃ (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty
(4) Yea, thou castest off fear.--The tendency also of Job has been to encourage a kind of fatalism (e.g., Job 12:16-25), and therefore to check the offering of prayer to God, besides setting an example which, if followed, as from Job's position it was likely to be, would lead to murmuring and blasphemy.

Verse 4. - Yea, thou castest off fear. To Eliphaz, Job's words - his bold expostulations (Job 13:3, 15, 22, etc.), his declarations that he knows he will be justified (Job 13:8), and that God will be his Salvation (Job 13:16) - seem to imply that he has cast off altogether the fear of God, and is entirely devoid of reverence. Some of his expressions certainly seem over-bold; but, on the other hand, his sense of God's purity, perfectness, and transcendent power is continually manifest, and should have saved him from the rude reproach here launched against him (comp. Job 9:1-13; Job 12:24 25; 13:11, 21, etc.). And restrainest prayer before God; rather, and hinderest devout meditation before God. Eliphaz means that Job expresses himself in a way so cf. fensive to devout souls, that he disturbs their minds and prevents them from indulging in those pious meditations on the Divine goodness which would otherwise occupy them (comp. Psalm 119:97). Thus, according to Eliphaz, Job is not only irreligious himself, but the cause of irreligion in others. 15:1-16 Eliphaz begins a second attack upon Job, instead of being softened by his complaints. He unjustly charges Job with casting off the fear of God, and all regard to him, and restraining prayer. See in what religion is summed up, fearing God, and praying to him; the former the most needful principle, the latter the most needful practice. Eliphaz charges Job with self-conceit. He charges him with contempt of the counsels and comforts given him by his friends. We are apt to think that which we ourselves say is important, when others, with reason, think little of it. He charges him with opposition to God. Eliphaz ought not to have put harsh constructions upon the words of one well known for piety, and now in temptation. It is plain that these disputants were deeply convinced of the doctrine of original sin, and the total depravity of human nature. Shall we not admire the patience of God in bearing with us? and still more his love to us in the redemption of Christ Jesus his beloved Son?
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