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Job Chapter 4 (Index)

001  Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

002  If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?

003  Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

004  Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.

005  But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.

006  Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways?

007  Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?

008  Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

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

010  The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.

011  The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.

012  Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof.

013  In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,

014  Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.

015  Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:

016  It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

017  Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?

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

019  How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

020  They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.

021  Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.