Eliphaz reproveth Job for want of religion.
Job 4:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered, and sayde, Job 4:2 If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieued? but who can withholde himselfe from speaking? Job 4:3 Behold, thou hast taught many, and hast strengthened the wearie hands. Job 4:4 Thy wordes haue confirmed him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the weake knees. Job 4:5 But now it is come vpon thee, and thou art grieued: it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled. Job 4:6 Is not this thy feare, thy confidence, thy pacience, and the vprightnesse of thy wayes?
He teacheth God's judgment to be not for the righteous, but for the wicked.
Job 4:7 Remember, I pray thee: who euer perished, being an innocent? or where were the vpright destroyed? Job 4:8 As I haue seene, they that plow iniquitie, and sowe wickednesse, reape the same. Job 4:9 With the blast of God they perish, and with the breath of his nostrels are they cosumed. Job 4:10 The roaring of the Lion, and the voyce of the Lionesse, & the teeth of the Lions whelpes are broken. Job 4:11 The Lyon perisheth for lacke of pray, and the Lyons whelpes are scattered abroade.
His fearful vision, to humble the excellency of creatures before God.
Job 4:12 But a thing was brought to me secretly, and mine eare hath receiued a litle thereof. Job 4:13 In the thoughtes of ye visions of the night, when sleepe falleth on men, Job 4:14 Feare came vpon me, & dread which made all my bones to tremble. Job 4:15 And the wind passed before me, and made the heares of my flesh to stande vp. Job 4:16 Then stoode one, and I knewe not his face: an image was before mine eyes, and in silence heard I a voyce, saying, Job 4:17 Shall man be more iust then God? or shall a man be more pure then his maker? Job 4:18 Beholde, he founde no stedfastnesse in his Seruants, and laid follie vpon his Angels. Job 4:19 Howe much more in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which shalbe destroyed before the moth? Job 4:20 They be destroyed from the morning vnto the euening: they perish for euer, without regarde. Job 4:21 Doeth not their dignitie goe away with them? do they not die, & that without wisdom?