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Job 4 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:1 - Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:2 - “If someone ventures a word with you, will you be impatient? But who can keep from speaking?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:3 - Think how you have instructed many, how you have strengthened feeble hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:4 - Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:5 - But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged; it strikes you, and you are dismayed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:6 - Should not your piety be your confidence and your blameless ways your hope?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:7 - “Consider now: Who, being innocent, has ever perished? Where were the upright ever destroyed?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:8 - As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:9 - At the breath of God they perish; at the blast of his anger they are no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:10 - The lions may roar and growl, yet the teeth of the great lions are broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:11 - The lion perishes for lack of prey, and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:12 - “A word was secretly brought to me, my ears caught a whisper of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:13 - Amid disquieting dreams in the night, when deep sleep falls on people,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:14 - fear and trembling seized me and made all my bones shake.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:15 - A spirit glided past my face, and the hair on my body stood on end.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:16 - It stopped, but I could not tell what it was. A form stood before my eyes, and I heard a hushed voice:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:17 - ‘Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can even a strong man be more pure than his Maker?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:18 - If God places no trust in his servants, if he charges his angels with error,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:19 - how much more those who live in houses of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who are crushed more readily than a moth!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:20 - Between dawn and dusk they are broken to pieces; unnoticed, they perish forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:21 - Are not the cords of their tent pulled up, so that they die without wisdom?’

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