Job 4 TNIV

Eliphaz

1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite1 replied:

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2 "If someone ventures a word with you, will you be impatient? But who can keep from speaking?2

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3 Think how you have instructed many,3 how you have strengthened feeble hands.4

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4 Your words have supported those who stumbled;5 you have strengthened faltering knees.6
5 But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged;7 it strikes8 you, and you are dismayed.9

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6 Should not your piety be your confidence10 and your blameless11 ways your hope?

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7 "Consider now: Who, being innocent, has ever perished?12 Where were the upright ever destroyed?13

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8 As I have observed,14 those who plow evil15 and those who sow trouble reap it.16
9 At the breath of God17 they perish; at the blast of his anger they are no more.18

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10 The lions may roar19 and growl, yet the teeth of the great lions20 are broken.21

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11 The lion perishes for lack of prey,22 and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.23

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12 "A word24 was secretly brought to me, my ears caught a whisper25 of it.26

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13 Amid disquieting dreams in the night, when deep sleep falls on people,27

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14 fear and trembling28 seized me and made all my bones shake.29

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15 A spirit glided past my face, and the hair on my body stood on end.30

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16 It stopped, but I could not tell what it was. A form stood before my eyes, and I heard a hushed voice:31

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17 'Can a mortal be more righteous than God?32 Can human beings be more pure than their Maker?33
18 If God places no trust in his servants,34 if he charges his angels with error,35

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19 how much more those who live in houses of clay,36 whose foundations37 are in the dust,38 who are crushed39 more readily than a moth!40

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20 Between dawn and dusk they are broken to pieces; unnoticed, they perish forever.41

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21 Are not the cords of their tent pulled up,42 so that they die43 without wisdom?'44

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