Job 4:18
New International Version
If God places no trust in his servants, if he charges his angels with error,

New Living Translation
"If God does not trust his own angels and has charged his messengers with foolishness,

English Standard Version
Even in his servants he puts no trust, and his angels he charges with error;

Berean Study Bible
If God puts no trust in His servants, and He charges His angels with error,

New American Standard Bible
'He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He charges error.

King James Bible
Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

Christian Standard Bible
If God puts no trust in his servants and he charges his angels with foolishness,

Contemporary English Version
He finds fault with his servants and even with his angels.

Good News Translation
God does not trust his heavenly servants; he finds fault even with his angels.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If God puts no trust in His servants and He charges His angels with foolishness,

International Standard Version
"Indeed, since he doesn't trust his servants, since he charges his angels with error,

NET Bible
If God puts no trust in his servants and attributes folly to his angels,

New Heart English Bible
Look, he puts no trust in his servants. He charges his angels with error.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"You see, God doesn't trust his own servants, and he accuses his angels of making mistakes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, He putteth no trust in His servants, And His angels He chargeth with folly;

New American Standard 1977
‘He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He charges error.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, he put no trust in his slaves, and his angels he charged with folly.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

American King James Version
Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

American Standard Version
Behold, he putteth no trust in his servants; And his angels he chargeth with folly:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold they that serve him are not steadfast, and in his angels he found wickedness:

Darby Bible Translation
Lo, he trusteth not his servants, and his angels he chargeth with folly:

English Revised Version
Behold, he putteth no trust in his servants; and his angels he chargeth with folly:

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

World English Bible
Behold, he puts no trust in his servants. He charges his angels with error.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, in His servants He putteth no credence, Nor in His messengers setteth praise.'
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Eliphaz: The Innocent Prosper
17‘Can a mortal be more righteous than God, or a man more pure than his Maker? 18If God puts no trust in His servants, and He charges His angels with error, 19how much more those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who can be crushed like a moth!…
Cross References
Job 15:15
If God puts no trust in His holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in His eyes,

Job 21:22
Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since He judges those on high?

Treasury of Scripture

Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

he put.

Job 15:15,16 Behold, he puts no trust in his saints; yes, the heavens are not …

Job 25:5,6 Behold even to the moon, and it shines not; yes, the stars are not …

Psalm 103:20,21 Bless the LORD, you his angels, that excel in strength, that do his …

Psalm 104:4 Who makes his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Isaiah 6:2,3 Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he …

and his angels he charged with folly. or, nor in his angels in whom he put light.

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down …

Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their …







Lexicon
If
הֵ֣ן (hên)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

God puts no
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

trust
יַאֲמִ֑ין (ya·’ă·mîn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 539: To confirm, support

in His servants,
בַּ֭עֲבָדָיו (ba·‘ă·ḇā·ḏāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

and He charges
יָשִׂ֥ים (yā·śîm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

His angels
וּ֝בְמַלְאָכָ֗יו (ū·ḇə·mal·’ā·ḵāw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

with error,
תָּהֳלָֽה׃ (tā·ho·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8417: Braggadocio, fatuity
(18) Behold, he put no trust in his servants.--The statement is a general one; it does not refer to any one act in the past. We should read putteth and chargeth. Eliphaz repeats himself in Job 15:15.

Verse 18. - Behold, he put no trust in his servants; rather, he putteth no trust or he putteth not trust. The" servants" intended are those that minister to him directly in heaven, the members of the angelic host, as appears from the parallelism of the other clause of the verse. Even in them God does not trust implicitly, since he knows that they are frail and fallible, liable to err, etc., only kept from sin by his own sustaining and assisting grace (setup. Job 15:15, where Eliphaz expresses the same belief in his own person). And his angels he charged with folly; rather, chargeth. The exact meaning of the word translated "folly" is uncertain, since the word does not occur elsewhere. The LXX. renders by σκολιόν τι, "crookedness;" Ewald, Dillmann, and others, by "error." The teaching clearly is that the angels are not perfect - the highest angelic excellence falls infinitely short of God's perfectness. Even angels, therefore, would be incompetent judges of God's doings. 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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