4 Then aEliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
2 If we assay †to commune with thee, wilt thou bbe grieved?
But †who can withhold himself from speaking?
3 Behold, thou hast instructed many,
And thou chast strengthened the weak hands.
4 Thy words have upholden chim that was falling,
And thou dhast strengthened †the feeble knees.
5 But now it is come upon thee, and thou bfaintest;
It toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.
6 Is not this ethy fear, thy fconfidence,
Thy hope, and ethe uprightness of thy ways?
7 Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent?
Or where were the righteous cut off?
8 Even as I have seen, gthey that plow iniquity,
And sow hwickedness, reap the same.
9 By the blast of God they perish,
And ||by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.
10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the hhfierce lion,
And the teeth of the iyoung lions, are broken.
11 The old lion jperisheth for lack of prey,
And the stout lion’s whelps kare scattered abroad.
12 Now a thing was †secretly brought to me,
And mine ear received la little thereof.
13 In mthoughts from the visions of the night,
When ndeep sleep falleth on men,
14 Fear †came upon me, and otrembling,
Which made †all my bones to shake.
15 Then pa spirit passed before my face;
The hair of my flesh qstood up:
16 It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof:
rAn image was before mine eyes,
||There was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,
17 sShall mortal man be more just than God?
Shall a man be more pure than his maker?
18 Behold, he tput no trust in his servants;
||And his angels uhe charged with folly:
19 xHow much less in them that dwell in yhouses of clay,
Whose foundation is in zthe dust,
Which are crushed before athe moth?
20 bThey are †destroyed from morning to evening:
They perish for ever without any cregarding it.
21 dDoth not their excellency which is in them go away?
eThey die, even without wisdom.
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