Job 4:6
New International Version
Should not your piety be your confidence and your blameless ways your hope?

New Living Translation
Doesn't your reverence for God give you confidence? Doesn't your life of integrity give you hope?

English Standard Version
Is not your fear of God your confidence, and the integrity of your ways your hope?

Berean Study Bible
Is your reverence not your confidence, and the uprightness of your ways your hope?

New American Standard Bible
"Is not your fear of God your confidence, And the integrity of your ways your hope?

King James Bible
Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways?

Christian Standard Bible
Isn't your piety your confidence, and the integrity of your life your hope?

Contemporary English Version
You respect God and live right, so don't lose hope!

Good News Translation
You worshiped God, and your life was blameless; and so you should have confidence and hope.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Isn't your piety your confidence, and the integrity of your life your hope?

International Standard Version
"Your fear of God has been your confidence, hasn't it? The integrity of your life has been your hope, hasn't it?

NET Bible
Is not your piety your confidence, and your blameless ways your hope?

New Heart English Bible
Isn't your piety your confidence? Isn't the integrity of your ways your hope?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Doesn't your fear of God give you confidence and your lifetime of integrity give you hope?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is not thy fear of God thy confidence, And thy hope the integrity of thy ways?

New American Standard 1977
“Is not your fear of God your confidence, And the integrity of your ways your hope?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the integrity of thy ways?

King James 2000 Bible
Is not this your fear, your confidence, your hope, and the uprightness of your ways?

American King James Version
Is not this your fear, your confidence, your hope, and the uprightness of your ways?

American Standard Version
Is not thy fear of God thy confidence, And the integrity of thy ways thy hope?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where is thy fear, thy fortitude, thy patience, and the perfection of thy ways?

Darby Bible Translation
Hath not thy piety been thy confidence, and the perfection of thy ways thy hope?

English Revised Version
Is not thy fear of God thy confidence, and thy hope the integrity of thy ways?

Webster's Bible Translation
Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways?

World English Bible
Isn't your piety your confidence? Isn't the integrity of your ways your hope?

Young's Literal Translation
Is not thy reverence thy confidence? Thy hope -- the perfection of thy ways?
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Eliphaz: The Innocent Prosper
5But now it has come upon you, and you are weary. It strikes you, and you are dismayed. 6Is your reverence not your confidence, and the uprightness of your ways your hope? 7Consider now: Who has perished when he was innocent? Or where were the upright destroyed?…
Cross References
Job 1:1
There once was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. And this man was blameless and upright, fearing God and shunning evil.

Psalm 27:3
Though an army encamps around me, my heart will not fear; though a war breaks out against me, I will keep my trust.

Proverbs 3:26
for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from the snare.

Treasury of Scripture

Is not this your fear, your confidence, your hope, and the uprightness of your ways?

thy fear.

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thy confidence.

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thy hope.

Job 17:15 And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?

1 Peter 1:13,17 Why gird up the loins of your mind, be sober…

the uprightness.

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Job 16:17 Not for any injustice in my hands: also my prayer is pure.

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Job 29:12-17 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and …

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Lexicon
Is your reverence
יִ֭רְאָתְךָ (yir·’ā·ṯə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3373: Fearing, reverent

not
הֲלֹ֣א (hă·lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

your confidence,
כִּסְלָתֶ֑ךָ (kis·lā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3690: Stupidity, confidence

and the uprightness
וְתֹ֣ם (wə·ṯōm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8537: Completeness, integrity, also part of the high priest's breastplate

of your ways
דְּרָכֶֽיךָ׃ (də·rā·ḵe·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

your hope?
תִּ֝קְוָתְךָ֗ (tiq·wā·ṯə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8615: A cord, expectancy
(6) Is not this thy fear, thy confidence . . .?--The meaning seems to be, "Should not thy fear or piety be thy confidence, and the uprightness of thy ways thy hope? Should not the piety thou wast so ready to commend to others supply a sufficient ground of hope for thyself?" Or we may understand, "Is not thy reverence, thy confidence, thy hope, and thy integrity shown to be worthless if thou faintest as soon as adversity toucheth thee?" The drift of the speaker is virtually the same in either case.

Verse 6. - Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways? Translate, with the Revised Version, Is not thy fear of God thy confidence and thy hope the integrity of thy ways? The verse is composed, as usual, of two clauses, balancing each other; and the meaning seems to be that, if Job is as convinced of his piety and uprightness as he professes to be, he ought still to maintain confidence in God, and a full expectation of deliverance from his troubles. If he does not, what is the natural inference? Surely, that he is not so confident of his innocence as he professes to be. 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?
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