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Job 4 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Eliphaz: Innocent Do Not Suffer

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:1 - Then Eliphaz the Temanite [fn]answered,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:2 - “If one ventures a word with you, will you become impatient?
But who can refrain [fn]from speaking?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:3 - “Behold you have admonished many,
And you have strengthened weak hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:4 - “Your words have [fn]helped the tottering to stand,
And you have strengthened [fn]feeble knees.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:5 - “But now it has come to you, and you are impatient;
It touches you, and you are dismayed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:6 - “Is not your [fn]fear of God your confidence,
And the integrity of your ways your hope?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:7 - “Remember now, who ever perished being innocent?
Or where were the upright destroyed?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:8 - “According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity
And those who sow trouble harvest it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:9 - “By the breath of God they perish,
And by the [fn]blast of His anger they come to an end.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:10 - “The roaring of the lion and the voice of the fierce lion,
And the teeth of the young lions are broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:11 - “The lion perishes for lack of prey,
And the whelps of the lioness are scattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:12 - “Now a word was brought to me stealthily,
And my ear received a whisper of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:13 - “Amid disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night,
When deep sleep falls on men,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:14 - Dread came upon me, and trembling,
And made [fn]all my bones shake.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:15 - “Then a [fn]spirit passed by my face;
The hair of my flesh bristled up.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:16 - “It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance;
A form was before my eyes;
There was silence, then I heard a voice:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:17 - ‘Can mankind be just [fn]before God?
Can a man be pure [fn]before his Maker?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:18 - ‘He puts no trust even in His servants;
And against His angels He charges error.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:19 - ‘How much more those who dwell in houses of clay,
Whose foundation is in the dust,
Who are crushed before the moth!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:20 - ‘Between morning and evening they are broken in pieces;
Unobserved, they perish forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:21 - ‘Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them?
They die, yet without wisdom.’
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: answered and said
Literally: in words
Literally: caused
Literally: bowing
Or, reverence
Literally: wind
Literally: the multitude of
Or, breath passed over
Literally: from

New American Standard Bible 1995
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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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