Job 4 (asv)

Job 4 (asv)

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

4:2If one assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved?

But who can withhold himself from speaking?

4:3Behold, thou hast instructed many,

And thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

4:4Thy words have upholden him that was falling,

And thou hast made firm the feeble knees.

4:5But now it is come unto thee, and thou faintest;

It toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.

4:6Is not thy fear of God thy confidence,

And the integrity of thy ways thy hope?

4:7Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent?

Or where were the upright cut off?

4:8According as I have seen, they that plow iniquity,

And sow trouble, reap the same.

4:9By the breath of God they perish,

And by the blast of his anger are they consumed.

4:10The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion,

And the teeth of the young lions, are broken.

4:11The old lion perisheth for lack of prey,

And the whelps of the lioness are scattered abroad.

4:12Now a thing was secretly brought to me,

And mine ear received a whisper thereof.

4:13In thoughts from the visions of the night,

When deep sleep falleth on men,

4:14Fear came upon me, and trembling,

Which made all my bones to shake.

4:15Then a spirit passed before my face;

The hair of my flesh stood up.

4:16It stood still, but I could not discern the appearance thereof;

A form was before mine eyes:

There was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

4:17Shall mortal man be more just than God?

Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?

4:18Behold, he putteth no trust in his servants;

And his angels he chargeth with folly:

4:19How much more them that dwell in houses of clay,

Whose foundation is in the dust,

Who are crushed before the moth!

4:20Betwixt morning and evening they are destroyed:

They perish for ever without any regarding it.

4:21Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them?

They die, and that without wisdom.


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