Job 4
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1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered:
2If one attempts a word with you, will you become weary? But who can withhold himself from speaking?2"If someone should attempt a word with you, will you be impatient? But who can refrain from speaking?
3Surely you have instructed many, And you have strengthened weak hands.3Look, you have instructed many; you have strengthened feeble hands.
4Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, And you have strengthened the feeble knees;4Your words have supported those who stumbled, and you have strengthened the knees that gave way.
5But now it comes upon you, and you are weary; It touches you, and you are troubled.5But now the same thing comes to you, and you are discouraged; it strikes you, and you are terrified.
6Is not your reverence 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 ever cut off?7Call to mind now: Who, being innocent, ever perished? And where were upright people ever destroyed?
8Even as I have seen, Those who plow iniquity And sow trouble reap the same.8Even as I have seen, those who plow iniquity and those who sow trouble reap the same.
9By the blast of God they perish, And by the breath of His anger they are consumed.9By the breath of God they perish, and by the blast of his anger they are consumed.
10The roaring of the lion, 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.
11The old lion perishes for lack of prey, And the cubs 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 secretly brought to me, 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.
13In 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,
14Fear came upon me, and trembling, Which made all my bones shake.14a trembling gripped me--and a terror!--and made all my bones shake.
15Then a spirit passed before my face; The hair on my body stood up.15Then a breath of air passes by my face; it makes the hair of my flesh stand up.
16It stood still, But I could not discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes; There was silence; Then I heard a voice saying:16It stands still, but I cannot recognize its appearance; an image is before my eyes, and I hear a murmuring voice:
17‘Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can a man be more pure than his Maker?17"Is a mortal man righteous before God? Or a man pure before his Creator?
18If He puts no trust in His servants, If He charges His angels with error,18If God puts no trust in his servants and attributes folly to his angels,
19How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before a moth?19how much more to those who live in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like a moth?
20They are broken in pieces from morning till evening; They perish forever, with no one regarding.20They are destroyed between morning and evening; they perish forever without anyone regarding it.
21Does not their own excellence go away? They die, even without wisdom.’21Is not their excess wealth taken away from them? They die, yet without attaining wisdom.
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