4:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
4:2 [If] we essay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved?
but who can refrain from speaking?
4:3 Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast
strengthened the weak hands.
4:4 Thy words have upheld him that was falling, and thou hast
strengthened the feeble knees.
4:5 But now it hath come upon thee, and thou faintest; it
toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.
4:6 [Is] not [this] thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the
uprightness of thy ways?
4:7 Remember, I pray thee, who [ever] perished, being innocent?
or where were the righteous cut off;
4:8 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow
wickedness, reap the same.
4:9 By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his
nostrils are they consumed.
4:10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion,
and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.
4:11 The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout
lion's whelps are scattered abroad.
4:12 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and my ear received
a small sound of it.
4:13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep
falleth on men.
4:14 Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones
4:15 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh
4:16 It stood still, but I could not discern its form: an image
[was] before my eyes, [there was] silence, and I heard a voice,
4:17 Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more
pure than his maker?
4:18 Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he
charged with folly:
4:19 How much less [in] them that dwell in houses of clay, whose
foundation [is] in the dust, [who] are crushed before the moth?
4:20 They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for
ever without any regarding [it].
4:21 Doth not their excellence [which is] in them depart? they
die, even without wisdom.