Job 4

Chapter 4

4:1  Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

Eliphaz

Eliphaz is a religious dogmatist whose dogmatism rests upon a mysterious and remarkable experience Job 4:12-16 . Did a spirit ever pass before Job's face? Did Job's hair of his flesh ever stand up? Then let him be meek while one so superior as Eliphaz declares the causes of his misfortunes. Eliphaz says many true things (as do the others), and often rises into eloquence, but he remains hard and cruel, a dogmatist who must be heard because of one remarkable experience.

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

breath

i.e. by His anger, as Isaiah 30:33 ; Exodus 15:8 ; Job 1:19 ; Job 15:30 ; Isaiah 11:4 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:8 .

4:18  Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

trust (See Scofield "Psalms 2:12") .

fear (See Scofield "Psalms 19:9") .

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