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Job 4 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:1 - Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:2 - "If someone should attempt a word with you, will you be impatient? But who can refrain from speaking?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:3 - Look, you have instructed many; you have strengthened feeble hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:4 - Your words have supported those who stumbled, and you have strengthened the knees that gave way.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:5 - But now the same thing comes to you, and you are discouraged; it strikes you, and you are terrified.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:6 - Is not your piety your confidence, and your blameless ways your hope?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:7 - Call to mind now: Who, being innocent, ever perished? And where were upright people ever destroyed?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:8 - Even as I have seen, those who plow iniquity and those who sow trouble reap the same.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:9 - By the breath of God they perish, and by the blast of his anger they are consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:10 - There is the roaring of the lion and the growling of the young lion, but the teeth of the young lions are broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:11 - The mighty lion perishes for lack of prey, and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:12 - "Now a word was secretly brought to me, and my ear caught a whisper of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:13 - In the troubling thoughts of the dreams in the night when a deep sleep falls on men,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:14 - a trembling gripped me - and a terror! - and made all my bones shake.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:15 - Then a breath of air passes by my face; it makes the hair of my flesh stand up.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:16 - It stands still, but I cannot recognize its appearance; an image is before my eyes, and I hear a murmuring voice:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:17 - "Is a mortal man righteous before God? Or a man pure before his Creator?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:18 - If God puts no trust in his servants and attributes folly to his angels,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:19 - how much more to those who live in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like a moth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:20 - They are destroyed between morning and evening; they perish forever without anyone regarding it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:21 - Is not their excess wealth taken away from them? They die, yet without attaining wisdom.

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