Job 4 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 4


Job 4:1

Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

Job 4:2

If one assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? But who can withhold himself from speaking?

Job 4:3

Behold, thou hast instructed many, And thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

Job 4:4

Thy words have upholden him that was falling, And thou hast made firm the feeble knees.

Job 4:5

But now it is come unto thee, and thou faintest; It toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.

Job 4:6

Is not thy fear [of God] thy confidence, [And] the integrity of thy ways thy hope?

Job 4:7

Remember, I pray thee, who [ever] perished, being innocent? Or where were the upright cut off?

Job 4:8

According as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, And sow trouble, reap the same.

Job 4:9

By the breath of God they perish, And by the blast of his anger are they consumed.

Job 4:10

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

Job 4:11

The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, And the whelps of the lioness are scattered abroad.

Job 4:12

Now a thing was secretly brought to me, And mine ear received a whisper thereof.

Job 4:13

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

Job 4:14

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

Job 4:15

Then a spirit passed before my face; The hair of my flesh stood up.

Job 4:16

It stood still, but I could not discern the appearance thereof; A form was before mine eyes: [There was] silence, and I heard a voice, [saying],

Job 4:17

Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?

Job 4:18

Behold, he putteth no trust in his servants; And his angels he chargeth with folly:

Job 4:19

How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Job 4:20

Betwixt morning and evening they are destroyed: They perish for ever without any regarding it.

Job 4:21

Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, and that without wisdom.

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