Job 4:16
New International Version
It stopped, but I could not tell what it was. A form stood before my eyes, and I heard a hushed voice:

New Living Translation
The spirit stopped, but I couldn't see its shape. There was a form before my eyes. In the silence I heard a voice say,

English Standard Version
It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes; there was silence, then I heard a voice:

Berean Study Bible
It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance; a form loomed before my eyes, and I heard a whispering voice:

New American Standard Bible
"It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance; A form was before my eyes; There was silence, then I heard a voice:

King James Bible
It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
A figure stood there, but I could not recognize its appearance; a form loomed before my eyes. I heard a whispering voice:

Contemporary English Version
It stopped and stood still. Then a form appeared--a shapeless form. And from the silence, I heard a voice say,

Good News Translation
I could see something standing there; I stared, but couldn't tell what it was. Then I heard a voice out of the silence:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A figure stood there, but I could not recognize its appearance; a form loomed before my eyes. I heard a quiet voice:

International Standard Version
It remained standing, but I couldn't recognize its appearance. A form appeared before my eyes; At first there was silence, and then this voice:

NET Bible
It stands still, but I cannot recognize its appearance; an image is before my eyes, and I hear a murmuring voice:

New Heart English Bible
It stood still, but I couldn't discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes. Silence, then I heard a voice, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Something stood there. I couldn't tell what it was. A vague image was in front of my eyes. I heard a soft voice:

JPS Tanakh 1917
It stood still, but I could not discern the appearance thereof; A form was before mine eyes; I heard a still voice:

New American Standard 1977
“It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance; A form was before my eyes; There was silence, then I heard a voice:

Jubilee Bible 2000
A ghost stood in front of me, whose face I did not recognize, and I heard it say,

King James 2000 Bible
It stood still, but I could not discern its form: an image was before my eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

American King James Version
It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before my eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

American Standard Version
It stood still, but I could not discern the appearance thereof; A form was before mine eyes: There was'silence, and I heard a voice,'saying ,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I arose and perceived it not: I looked, and there, was no form before my eyes: but I only heard a breath and a voice, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
There stood one whose countenance I knew not, an image before my eyes, and I heard the voice as it were of a gentle wind:

Darby Bible Translation
It stood still; I could not discern the appearance thereof: a form was before mine eyes; I heard a slight murmur and a voice:

English Revised Version
It stood still, but I could not discern the appearance thereof; a form was before mine eyes: there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
It stood still, but I could not discern its form: an image was before my eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

World English Bible
It stood still, but I couldn't discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes. Silence, then I heard a voice, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
It standeth, and I discern not its aspect, A similitude is over-against mine eyes, Silence! and a voice I hear:
Study Bible
Eliphaz: The Innocent Prosper
15Then a spirit glided past my face, and the hair on my body bristled. 16It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance; a form loomed before my eyes, and I heard a whispering voice: 17‘Can a mortal be more righteous than God, or a man more pure than his Maker?…
Cross References
1 Kings 19:12
After the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a still, small voice.

Job 4:15
Then a spirit glided past my face, and the hair on my body bristled.

Job 4:17
Can a mortal be more righteous than God, or a man more pure than his Maker?

Treasury of Scripture

It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before my eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

there, etc.

1 Kings 19:12
And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.







Lexicon
It stood still,
יַעֲמֹ֤ד ׀ (ya·‘ă·mōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

but I could not
וְֽלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

discern
אַכִּ֬יר (’ak·kîr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5234: To regard, recognize

its appearance;
מַרְאֵ֗הוּ (mar·’ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4758: Sight, appearance, vision

a form
תְּ֭מוּנָה (tə·mū·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8544: Something portioned, out, as a, shape, phantom, embodiment, manifestation

loomed before
לְנֶ֣גֶד (lə·ne·ḡeḏ)
Preposition-l
Strong's Hebrew 5048: A front, part opposite, a counterpart, mate, over against, before

my eyes,
עֵינָ֑י (‘ê·nāy)
Noun - cdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

and I heard
אֶשְׁמָֽע׃ (’eš·mā‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

a whispering
דְּמָמָ֖ה (də·mā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1827: A whisper

voice:
וָק֣וֹל (wā·qō·wl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound
Verse 16. - It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof. Canon Cook quotes, very appositely, Milton's representation of Death as a fearful shape,

"If shape it could be called that shape had none
Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb,
Or substance might be called that shadow seemed."
An image was before mine eyes; or, on appearance (LXX., μορφή). There was silence; or, a hush - "status aeris nullo motu turbati, et tranquillissimus" (Schulteus). And I heard a voice, saying. After a while the silence was broken by a voice, which whispered in Eliphaz's ear (setup. ver. 12). 4:12-21 Eliphaz relates a vision. When we are communing with our own hearts, and are still, Ps 4:4, then is a time for the Holy Spirit to commune with us. This vision put him into very great fear. Ever since man sinned, it has been terrible to him to receive communications from Heaven, conscious that he can expect no good tidings thence. Sinful man! shall he pretend to be more just, more pure, than God, who being his Maker, is his Lord and Owner? How dreadful, then, the pride and presumption of man! How great the patience of God! Look upon man in his life. The very foundation of that cottage of clay in which man dwells, is in the dust, and it will sink with its own weight. We stand but upon the dust. Some have a higher heap of dust to stand upon than others but still it is the earth that stays us up, and will shortly swallow us up. Man is soon crushed; or if some lingering distemper, which consumes like a moth, be sent to destroy him, he cannot resist it. Shall such a creature pretend to blame the appointments of God? Look upon man in his death. Life is short, and in a little time men are cut off. Beauty, strength, learning, not only cannot secure them from death, but these things die with them; nor shall their pomp, their wealth, or power, continue after them. Shall a weak, sinful, dying creature, pretend to be more just than God, and more pure than his Maker? No: instead of quarrelling with his afflictions, let him wonder that he is out of hell. Can a man be cleansed without his Maker? Will God justify sinful mortals, and clear them from guilt? or will he do so without their having an interest in the righteousness and gracious help of their promised Redeemer, when angels, once ministering spirits before his throne, receive the just recompence of their sins? Notwithstanding the seeming impunity of men for a short time, though living without God in the world, their doom is as certain as that of the fallen angels, and is continually overtaking them. Yet careless sinners note it so little, that they expect not the change, nor are wise to consider their latter end.
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