Job 4 CSB

Eliphaz Speaks

1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

References for Job 4:1

      2 Should anyone try to speak with you when you are exhausted? Yet who can keep from speaking?
      3 Look! You have instructed many and have strengthened weak hands.
      4 Your words have steadied the one who was stumbling, and braced the knees that were buckling.a

      References for Job 4:4

        • a 4:4 - Jb 26:2; 29:21-23; Heb 12:12
          5 But now that this has happened to you, you have become exhausted. It strikesb you, and you are dismayed.

          References for Job 4:5

            • b 4:5 - Jb 2:5; 3:25; 19:21
              6 Isn't your piety your confidence, and the integrity of your lifec your hope?d

              References for Job 4:6

                • c 4:6 - Lit ways
                • d 4:6 - Jb 1:8; Gn 6:9; Ps 27:3
                  7 Consider: who has perished when he was innocent? Where have the honest been destroyed?e

                  References for Job 4:7

                    • e 4:7 - Jb 8:20; Ps 37:25; 91:9-10
                      8 In my experience, those who plow injustice and those who sow trouble reap the same.f

                      References for Job 4:8

                        • f 4:8 - Ps 7:15; Pr 22:8; Hs 8:7
                          9 They perish at a [single] blastg from God and come to an end by the breath of His nostrils.h

                          References for Job 4:9

                            • g 4:9 - Jb 37:10; Isa 30:33
                            • h 4:9 - Ex 15:8-10; 2 Th 2:8
                              10 The lion may roar and the fierce lioni growl, but the fangs of young lions are broken.j

                              References for Job 4:10

                                • i 4:10 - Jb 4:10; 10:16; Hs 5:14
                                • j 4:10 - Ps 35:17; 58:6
                                  11 The strong lion dies if [it catches] no prey, and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.k

                                  References for Job 4:11

                                    • k 4:11 - Jb 5:4; Ps 34:10
                                      12 A word was brought to me in secret; my ears caught a whisper of it.l

                                      References for Job 4:12

                                          13 Among unsettling thoughts from visions in the night, when deep sleepm descends on men,

                                          References for Job 4:13

                                            • m 4:13 - Jb 33:15; Gn 2:21; 15:12
                                              14 fear and trembling came over men and made all my bones shake.

                                              References for Job 4:14

                                                • n 4:14 - Jb 21:6; Ps 48:6; 55:5
                                                  15 A windo passed by me, and I shuddered with fear.p

                                                  References for Job 4:15

                                                    • o 4:15 - Or A spirit
                                                    • p 4:15 - Or and the hair on my body stood up
                                                      16 [A figure] stood there, but I could not recognize its appearance; a form loomed before my eyes. I heard a quiet voice:
                                                      17 "Can a person be more righteous than God, or a man more pure than his Maker?"q

                                                      References for Job 4:17

                                                        • q 4:17 - Jb 25:4; Ps 51:5; 143:2
                                                          18 If God puts no trust in His servants and He charges His angels with foolishness,rs

                                                          References for Job 4:18

                                                            • r 4:18 - Or error; Hb obscure
                                                            • s 4:18 - Jb 15:15; 21:22; 25:5
                                                              19 how much more those who dwell in clay houses, whose foundation is in the dust,t who are crushed like a moth!

                                                              References for Job 4:19

                                                                • t 4:19 - Jb 10:9; Gn 2:7; 33:6
                                                                  20 They are smashed to pieces from dawn to dusk; they perish forever while no one notices.u

                                                                  References for Job 4:20

                                                                    • u 4:20 - Jb 20:7; Ps 90:5-6; Jms 4:14
                                                                      21 Are their tent cords not pulled up? They die without wisdom.v

                                                                      References for Job 4:21

                                                                        • v 4:21 - Jb 36:12; Pr 5:23; Ec 2:16