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Job 4 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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First Series of Speeches
Eliphaz Speaks
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Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

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Should anyone try to speak with you

when you are exhausted?

Yet who can keep from speaking?

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Indeed, you have instructed many

and have strengthened weak hands.

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Your words have steadied the one who was stumbling

and braced the knees that were buckling.

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But now that this has happened to you,

you have become exhausted.

It strikes you, and you are dismayed.

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Isn’t your piety your confidence,

and the integrity of your life[fn] your hope?

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Consider: Who has perished when he was innocent?

Where have the honest[fn] been destroyed?

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In my experience, those who plow injustice

and those who sow trouble reap the same.

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They perish at a single blast from God

and come to an end by the breath of his nostrils.

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The lion may roar and the fierce lion growl,

but the teeth of young lions are broken.

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The strong lion dies if it catches no prey,

and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.

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A word was brought to me in secret;

my ears caught a whisper of it.

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Among unsettling thoughts from visions in the night,

when deep sleep comes over men,

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fear and trembling came over me

and made all my bones shake.

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I felt a draft[fn] on my face,

and the hair on my body stood up.

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A figure stood there,

but I could not recognize its appearance;

a form loomed before my eyes.

I heard a whispering voice:

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“Can a mortal be righteous before God?

Can a man be more pure than his Maker? ”

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If God puts no trust in his servants

and he charges his angels with foolishness,[fn]

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how much more those who dwell in clay houses,

whose foundation is in the dust,

who are crushed like a moth!

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They are smashed to pieces from dawn to dusk;

they perish forever while no one notices.

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Are their tent cords not pulled up?

They die without wisdom.

CSB Footnotes
Lit ways
Or the upright, or those with integrity
Or a spirit
Or error ; Hb obscure

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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