Eliphaz reproveth Job for want of religion.
Job 4:1 Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said, Job 4:2 If one assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking? Job 4:3 Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands. Job 4:4 Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast confirmed the feeble knees. Job 4:5 But now it is come unto thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled. Job 4:6 Is not thy fear [of God] thy confidence, [and] thy hope the integrity of thy ways?
He teacheth God's judgment to be not for the righteous, but for the wicked.
Job 4:7 Remember, I pray thee, who [ever] perished, being innocent? or where were the upright cut off? Job 4:8 According as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow trouble, reap the same. Job 4:9 By the breath of God they perish, and by the blast of his anger are they consumed. Job 4:10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken. Job 4:11 The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the whelps of the lioness are scattered abroad.
His fearful vision, to humble the excellency of creatures before God.
Job 4:12 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a whisper thereof. Job 4:13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men, Job 4:14 Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. Job 4:15 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up. Job 4:16 It stood still, but I could not discern the appearance thereof; a form was before mine eyes: [there was] silence, and I heard a voice, [saying], Job 4:17 Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his Maker? Job 4:18 Behold, he putteth no trust in his servants; and his angels he chargeth with folly: Job 4:19 How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth! Job 4:20 Betwixt morning and evening they are destroyed: they perish for ever without any regarding it. Job 4:21 Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? they die, and that without wisdom.