Job 4
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1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered:
2"If one ventures a word with you, will you become impatient? But who can refrain from speaking?2"If someone should attempt a word with you, will you be impatient? But who can refrain from speaking?
3"Behold you have admonished many, And you have strengthened weak hands.3Look, you have instructed many; you have strengthened feeble hands.
4"Your words have helped the tottering to stand, And you have strengthened feeble knees.4Your words have supported those who stumbled, and you have strengthened the knees that gave way.
5"But now it has come to you, and you are impatient; It touches you, and you are dismayed.5But now the same thing comes to you, and you are discouraged; it strikes you, and you are terrified.
6"Is not your fear of God your confidence, And the integrity of your ways your hope?6Is not your piety your confidence, and your blameless ways your hope?
7"Remember now, who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright destroyed?7Call to mind now: Who, being innocent, ever perished? And where were upright people ever destroyed?
8"According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity And those who sow trouble harvest it.8Even as I have seen, those who plow iniquity and those who 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.10There is the roaring of the lion and the growling of the young lion, but 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 mighty 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 secretly brought to me, and my ear caught a whisper of it.
13"Amid disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falls on men,13In the troubling thoughts of the dreams in the night when a deep sleep falls on men,
14Dread came upon me, and trembling, And made all my bones shake.14a trembling gripped me--and a terror!--and made all my bones shake.
15"Then a spirit passed by my face; The hair of my flesh bristled up.15Then a breath of air passes by my face; it makes the hair of my flesh stand 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 stands still, but I cannot recognize its appearance; an image is before my eyes, and I hear a murmuring voice:
17'Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?17"Is a mortal man righteous before God? Or a man pure before his Creator?
18'He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He charges error.18If God puts no trust in his servants and attributes folly to his angels,
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 to those who live in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like a moth?
20'Between morning and evening they are broken in pieces; Unobserved, they perish forever.20They are destroyed between morning and evening; 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 excess wealth taken away from them? They die, yet without attaining wisdom.
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