Job 4
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1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:
2"If one ventures a word with you, will you become impatient? But who can refrain from speaking?2“If one ventures a word with you, will you be impatient? Yet who can keep from speaking?
3"Behold you have admonished many, And you have strengthened weak hands.3Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands.
4"Your words have helped the tottering to stand, And you have strengthened feeble knees.4Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, and you have made firm the feeble knees.
5"But now it has come to you, and you are impatient; It touches you, and you are dismayed.5But now it has come to you, and you are impatient; it touches you, and you are dismayed.
6"Is not your fear of God your confidence, And the integrity of your ways your hope?6Is not your fear of God your confidence, and the integrity of your ways your hope?
7"Remember now, who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright destroyed?7“Remember: who that was innocent ever perished? Or where were the upright cut off?
8"According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity And those who sow trouble harvest it.8As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same.
9"By the breath of God they perish, And by the blast of His anger they come to an end.9By the breath of God they perish, and by the blast of his anger they are consumed.
10"The roaring of the lion and the voice of the fierce lion, And the teeth of the young lions are broken.10The roar of the lion, the voice of the fierce lion, the teeth of the young lions are broken.
11"The lion perishes for lack of prey, And the whelps of the lioness are scattered.11The strong lion perishes for lack of prey, and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.
12"Now a word was brought to me stealthily, And my ear received a whisper of it.12“Now a word was brought to me stealthily; my ear received the whisper of it.
13"Amid disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falls on men,13Amid thoughts from visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men,
14Dread came upon me, and trembling, And made all my bones shake.14dread came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones shake.
15"Then a spirit passed by my face; The hair of my flesh bristled up.15A spirit glided past my face; the hair of my flesh stood up.
16"It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance; A form was before my eyes; There was silence, then I heard a voice:16It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes; there was silence, then I heard a voice:
17'Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?17‘Can mortal man be in the right before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?
18'He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He charges error.18Even in his servants he puts no trust, and his angels he charges with error;
19'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!19how much more those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like the moth.
20'Between morning and evening they are broken in pieces; Unobserved, they perish forever.20Between morning and evening they are beaten to pieces; they perish forever without anyone regarding it.
21'Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, yet without wisdom.'21Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them, do they not die, and that without wisdom?’
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