Job 4
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Eliphaz: The Innocent Prosper

1And Eliphaz the Temanite will answer and say,

2Trying the word to thee shalt thou be weary? who shall be able to with hold in speaking?

3Behold, thou didst instruct many, and thou wilt strengthen the weak hands.

4Thy words will raise up the weak and thou wilt strengthen the bent knees.

5But now it shall come to thee and thou wilt be wearied; it will touch even to thee, and thou wilt tremble.

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

7Remember now, who perished, he being innocent? and where were the upright cut off?

8According to what I saw, they ploughing iniquity and sowing labor shall reap it.

9By the breath of God they shall perish, and from the spirit of his anger they shall be finished.

10The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the lion, and the teeth of the young lions were broken.

11The lion perished from failure of prey, and the sons of the lioness shall be scattered.

12And a word shall be brought to me by stealth, and mine ear will take a transient sound from it.

13In thoughts, from visions of the night, in the falling of deep sleep upon men,

14Fear met me, and trembling, and caused the multitude of my bones to tremble.

15And the spirit will glide before my face; the hair of my flesh will stand erect:

16It will stand, and I shall not recognize its appearance: a form before mine eyes; I shall hear stillness and a voice:

17Shall a man be just above God? If a man shall be pure above him making him?

18Behold, in his servants he will not trust, and upon his messengers he will set folly:

19Also those dwelling in houses of clay which their foundation in the dust, being crushed before the moth.

20From morning to evening they will be struck; from not setting to superintend they will perish.

21Did not their remainder in them remove? They will die, and not in wisdom.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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