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Job - Chapter 004

4:1
Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said:

4:2
If one venture a word unto thee, wilt thou be weary? But who can withhold himself from speaking?

4:3
Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

4:4
Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.

4:5
But now it is come upon thee, and thou art weary; it toucheth thee, and thou art affrighted.

4:6
Is not thy fear of God thy confidence, and thy hope the integrity of thy ways?

4:7
Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? Or where were the upright cut off?

4:8
According as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow mischief, reap the same.

4:9
By the breath of God they perish, and by the blast of His anger are they consumed.

4:10
The lion roareth, and the fierce lion howleth--yet the teeth of the young lions are broken.

4:11
The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the whelps of the lioness are scattered abroad.

Continued...

4:12
Now a word was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a whisper thereof.

4:13
In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,

4:14
Fear came upon me, and trembling, and all my bones were made to shake.

4:15
Then a spirit passed before my face, that made the hair of my flesh to stand up.

4:16
It stood still, but I could not discern the appearance thereof; a form was before mine eyes; I heard a still voice:

4:17
'Shall mortal man be just before God? Shall a man be pure before his Maker?

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Behold, He putteth no trust in His servants, and His angels He chargeth with folly;

4:19
How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth!

4:20
Betwixt morning and evening they are shattered; they perish for ever without any regarding it.

4:21
Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, and that without wisdom.'

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-- Job - Chapter 004 --





 
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