Eliphaz: Innocent Do Not Suffer

1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,

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    • a 4:1 - Lit "answered and said"
      2 "If one ventures a word with you, will you become impatient? But 1who can refrain from speaking?

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        • b 4:2 - Lit "in words"
          3 "Behold 2you have admonished many, And you have strengthened weak hands.

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          4 "Your words have helped the tottering to stand, And you have strengthened feeble knees.

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            • c 4:4 - Lit "caused"
            • d 4:4 - Lit "bowing"
              5 "But now it has come to you, and you 3are impatient; It 4touches you, and you are dismayed.

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              6 "Is not your 5fear of God 6your confidence, And the integrity of your ways your hope?

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                • e 4:6 - Or "reverence"
                  7 "Remember now, 7who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright destroyed?

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                  8 "According to what I have seen, 8those who plow iniquity And those who sow trouble harvest it.
                  9 "By 9the breath of God they perish, And 10by the blast of His anger they come to an end.

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                  10 "The 11roaring of the lion and the voice of the fierce lion, And the teeth of the young lions are broken.

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                  11 "The 12lion perishes for lack of prey, And the 13whelps of the lioness are scattered.

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                  12 "Now a word 14was brought to me stealthily, And my ear received a 15whisper of it.

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                  13 "Amid disquieting 16thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falls on men,

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                  14 Dread came upon me, and trembling, And made all my bones shake.

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                    • g 4:14 - Lit "the multitude of"
                      15 "Then a spirit passed by my face; The hair of my flesh bristled up.

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                        • h 4:15 - Or "breath passed over"
                          16 "It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance; A form was before my eyes; There was silence, then I heard a voice:
                          17 'Can 17mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his 18Maker?

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                            • i 4:17 - Lit "from"
                            • j 4:17 - Lit "from"
                              18 '19He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He charges error.

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                              19 'How much more those who dwell in 20houses of clay, Whose 21foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

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                              20 '22Between morning and evening they are broken in pieces; Unobserved *, they 23perish forever.

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                              21 'Is not their 24tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, yet 25without wisdom.'

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