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C. The first round of debates 4:1—11:20
1. Eliphaz's answer to Job by rebuking 4:1—5:27
Job 4 :1 4:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
Job 4 :2 4:2 If one attempts a word with you, will you be wearied by it?
But who can refrain from speaking?
Job 4 :3 4:3 Indeed, you have instructed many,
And you have strengthened the weak ahands.
Job 4 :4 4:4 Your words have raised up him who was stumbling,
And you have made the bowing aknees firm.
Job 4 :5 4:5 But now it comes to you, and you are wearied by it;
It touches you, and you are disturbed.
Job 4 :6 4:6 Is not your fear of God your confidence,
And the aintegrity of your ways your hope?
Job 4 :7 4:7 Remember now, who, being innocent, has ever perished?
And where have the upright ever been cut off?
Job 4 :8 4:8 According to what I have seen, those who plow 1iniquity
And those who asow trouble reap the same.
Job 4 :9 4:9 By the abreath of God they perish,
And by the blast of His anger they are consumed.
Job 4 :10 4:10 The roaring of the lion and the sound of the fierce lion
And the teeth of the young lions are broken;
Job 4 :11 4:11 The strong lion perishes for lack of prey,
And the whelps of the lioness are scattered.
Job 4 :12 4:12 But a matter has stolen in unto me,
And my ear has received a whisper of it.
Job 4 :13 4:13 In perplexing thoughts of the night visions,
When deep sleep falls upon men,
Job 4 :14 4:14 Dread came upon me, and trembling,
And caused all my bones to dread.
Job 4 :15 4:15 And a spirit passed before my face;
The hair of my flesh bristled.
Job 4 :16 4:16 It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance;
A form stood before my eyes;
I heard a murmur of a voice:
Job 4 :17 4:17 Can a mortal man be more arighteous than God?
Can a man be purer than his Maker?
Job 4 :18 4:18 If He puts no trust in His servants,
And He charges His angels with aerror,
Job 4 :19 4:19 How much more those who dwell in houses of clay,
Whose foundation is in adust,
Who are crushed like a moth!
Job 4 :20 4:20 From morning to evening they are smashed to pieces;
Without any considering it, they 1continually perish.
Job 4 :21 4:21 Should their tent cord be plucked up within them,
They die, and not in wisdom.
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