New Living Translation
"This truth was given to me in secret, as though whispered in my ear.
King James Bible
Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof.
Darby Bible Translation
Now to me a word was secretly brought, and mine ear received a whisper thereof.
World English Bible
"Now a thing was secretly brought to me. My ear received a whisper of it.
Young's Literal Translation
And unto me a thing is secretly brought, And receive doth mine ear a little of it.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:12 Now - To convince Job of the sin and folly of impatience, Eliphaz relates a vision he had had, perhaps since he came to him. Which in that age and state of the church, before the holy scriptures were written, was the usual way of God's discovering his mind to those that sought him. A thing - Heb. a word, from God, a message. Secretly - Heb. was stolen, or brought by stealth unto me, privately and secretly, as the word of God used to come to the prophets, being spoken in their ear, as it was to Samuel, with a low and still voice. He does not pretend to have understood it fully; but something of it he perceived. How little a portion is heard of God! How little do we know of him in this world.
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1. I wish I could explain, with the help of God, wherein union differs from rapture, or from transport, or from flight of the spirit, as they speak, or from a trance, which are all one.  I mean, that all these are only different names for that one and the same thing, which is also called ecstasy.  It is more excellent than union, the fruits of it are much greater, and its other operations more manifold; for union is uniform in the beginning, the middle, and the end, and is so also interiorly. …
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These are just the beginning of all that he does, merely a whisper of his power. Who, then, can comprehend the thunder of his power?"
He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds.
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