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JOB · Chapter 4
4:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
4:2 If we analyse to commune with you, will you be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?
4:3 Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands.
4:4 Your words have raised up him that was falling, and you have strengthened the feeble knees.
4:5 But now it has come upon you, and you faint; it touches you, and you are troubled.
4:6 Is not this your fear, your confidence, your hope, and the uprightness of your ways?
4:7 Remember, I pray you, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?
4:8 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.
4:9 By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.
4:10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.
4:11 The old lion perishes for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.
4:12 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof.
4:13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men,
4:14 Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.
4:15 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:
4:16 It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,
4:17 Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
4:18 Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:
4:19 How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?
4:20 They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.
4:21 Does not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.
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