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Their children can never find safety; no one stands up to defend them in court.
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His children shall be far from safety, and shall be destroyed in the gate, and there shall be none to deliver them.
Job 4:10,11 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the lioness, and the teeth of the whelps of lions, are broken: . . .
Job 8:4 Although thy children have sinned against him, and he hath left them in the hand of their iniquity:
Job 18:16-19 Let his roots be dried up beneath, and his harvest destroyed above. . . .
Job 27:14 If his sons be multiplied, they shall be for the sword, and his grandsons shall not be filled with bread.
Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not adore them, nor serve them: I am the Lord thy God, mighty, jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me:
Psalm 109:9-15 May his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. . . .
Psalm 119:155 Salvation is far from sinners; because they have not sought thy justifications.
Psalm 127:5 Blessed is the man that hath filled the desire with them; he shall not be confounded when he shall speak to his enemies in the gate.
they are crushed.
Job 1:19 A violent wind came on a sudden from the side of the desert, and shook the four corners of the house, and it fell upon thy children, and they are dead: and I alone have escaped to tell thee.
Luke 13:4,5 Or those eighteen upon whom the tower fell in Siloe and slew them: think you that they also were debtors above all the men that dwelt in Jerusalem? . . .
Job 10:7 And shouldst know that I have done no wicked thing, whereas there is no man that can deliver out of thy hand?
Psalm 7:2 Lest at any time he seize upon my soul like a lion, while there is no one to redeem me, nor to save.
ContextEliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
…3I have seen a fool with a strong root, and I cursed his beauty immediately. 4His children shall be far from safety, and shall be destroyed in the gate, and there shall be none to deliver them.5Whose harvest the hungry shall eat, and the armed man shall take him by violence, and the thirsty shall drink up his riches.…
And when he shall flee to one of these cities: he shall stand before the gate of the city, and shall speak to the ancients of that city, such things as prove him innocent: and so shall they receive him, and give him a place to dwell in.
The tiger hath perished for want of prey, and the young lions are scattered abroad.
His children shall be oppressed with want, and his hands shall render to him his sorrow.
May there be none to help him: nor none to pity his fatherless offspring.
Salvation is far from sinners; because they have not sought thy justifications.
Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he shall not open his mouth.
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