Eliphaz reproveth Job for want of religion.
Job 4:1 And Eliphaz the Temanite answereth and saith: Job 4:2 Hath one tried a word with thee?Thou art weary! And to keep in words who is able? Job 4:3 Lo, thou hast instructed many, And feeble hands thou makest strong. Job 4:4 The stumbling one do thy words raise up, And bowing knees thou dost strengthen. Job 4:5 But now, it cometh in unto thee, And thou art weary; It striketh unto thee, and thou art troubled. Job 4:6 Is not thy reverence thy confidence? Thy hopethe perfection 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, being innocent, hath perished? And where have the upright been cut off? Job 4:8 As I have seenploughers of iniquity, And sowers of misery, reap it! Job 4:9 From the breath of God they perish, And from the spirit of His anger consumed. Job 4:10 The roaring of a lion, And the voice of a fierce lion, And teeth of young lions have been broken. Job 4:11 An old lion is perishing without prey, And the whelps of the lioness do separate.
His fearful vision, to humble the excellency of creatures before God.
Job 4:12 And unto me a thing is secretly brought, And receive doth mine ear a little of it. Job 4:13 In thoughts from visions of the night, In the falling of deep sleep on men, Job 4:14 Fear hath met me, and trembling, And the multitude of my bones caused to fear. Job 4:15 And a spirit before my face doth pass, Stand up doth the hair of my flesh; Job 4:16 It standeth, and I discern not its aspect, A similitude [is] over-against mine eyes, Silence! and a voice I hear: Job 4:17 'Is mortal man than God more righteous? Than his Maker is a man cleaner? Job 4:18 Lo, in His servants He putteth no credence, Nor in His messengers setteth praise.' Job 4:19 Alsothe inhabitants of houses of clay, (Whose foundation [is] in the dust, They bruise them before a moth.) Job 4:20 From morning to evening are beaten down, Without any regarding, for ever they perish. Job 4:21 Hath not their excellency been removed with them? They die, and not in wisdom!