nkjv@Job:4:1 @ Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:
nkjv@Job:4:2 @ "If one attempts a word with you, will you become weary? But who can withhold himself from speaking?
nkjv@Job:4:3 @ Surely you have instructed many, And you have strengthened weak hands.
nkjv@Job:4:4 @ Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, And you have strengthened the feeble knees;
nkjv@Job:4:5 @ But now it comes upon you, and you are weary; It touches you, and you are troubled.
nkjv@Job:4:6 @ Is not your reverence your confidence? And the integrity of your ways your hope?
nkjv@Job:4:7 @ "Remember now, who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright ever cut off?
nkjv@Job:4:8 @ Even as I have seen, Those who plow iniquity And sow trouble reap the same.
nkjv@Job:4:9 @ By the blast of God they perish, And by the breath of His anger they are consumed.
nkjv@Job:4:10 @ The roaring of the lion, The voice of the fierce lion, And the teeth of the young lions are broken.
nkjv@Job:4:11 @ The old lion perishes for lack of prey, And the cubs of the lioness are scattered.
nkjv@Job:4:12 @ "Now a word was secretly brought to me, And my ear received a whisper of it.
nkjv@Job:4:13 @ In disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falls on men,
nkjv@Job:4:14 @ Fear came upon me, and trembling, Which made all my bones shake.
nkjv@Job:4:15 @ Then a spirit passed before my face; The hair on my body stood up.
nkjv@Job:4:16 @ It stood still, But I could not discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes; There was silence; Then I heard a voice saying:
nkjv@Job:4:17 @ "Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can a man be more pure than his Maker?
nkjv@Job:4:18 @ If He puts no trust in His servants, If He charges His angels with error,
nkjv@Job:4:19 @ How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before a moth?
nkjv@Job:4:20 @ They are broken in pieces from morning till evening; They perish forever, with no one regarding.
nkjv@Job:4:21 @ Does not their own excellence go away? They die, even without wisdom.'
nkjv@Job:5:1 @ "Call out now; Is there anyone who will answer you? And to which of the holy ones will you turn?
nkjv@Job:5:2 @ For wrath kills a foolish man, And envy slays a simple one.
nkjv@Job:5:3 @ I have seen the foolish taking root, But suddenly I cursed his dwelling place.
nkjv@Job:5:4 @ His sons are far from safety, They are crushed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.
nkjv@Job:5:5 @ Because the hungry eat up his harvest, Taking it even from the thorns, And a snare snatches their substance.
nkjv@Job:5:6 @ For affliction does not come from the dust, Nor does trouble spring from the ground;
nkjv@Job:5:7 @ Yet man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.
nkjv@Job:5:8 @ "But as for me, I would seek God, And to God I would commit my cause--
nkjv@Job:5:9 @ Who does great things, and unsearchable, Marvelous things without number.
nkjv@Job:5:10 @ He gives rain on the earth, And sends waters on the fields.
nkjv@Job:5:11 @ He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety.
nkjv@Job:5:12 @ He frustrates the devices of the crafty, So that their hands cannot carry out their plans.
nkjv@Job:5:13 @ He catches the wise in their own craftiness, And the counsel of the cunning comes quickly upon them.
nkjv@Job:5:14 @ They meet with darkness in the daytime, And grope at noontime as in the night.
nkjv@Job:5:15 @ But He saves the needy from the sword, From the mouth of the mighty, And from their hand.
nkjv@Job:5:16 @ So the poor have hope, And injustice shuts her mouth.
nkjv@Job:5:17 @ "Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
nkjv@Job:5:18 @ For He bruises, but He binds up; He wounds, but His hands make whole.
nkjv@Job:5:19 @ He shall deliver you in six troubles, Yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.
nkjv@Job:5:20 @ In famine He shall redeem you from death, And in war from the power of the sword.
nkjv@Job:5:21 @ You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes.
nkjv@Job:5:22 @ You shall laugh at destruction and famine, And you shall not be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
nkjv@Job:5:23 @ For you shall have a covenant with the stones of the field, And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
nkjv@Job:5:24 @ You shall know that your tent is in peace; You shall visit your dwelling and find nothing amiss.
nkjv@Job:5:25 @ You shall also know that your descendants shall be many, And your offspring like the grass of the earth.
nkjv@Job:5:26 @ You shall come to the grave at a full age, As a sheaf of grain ripens in its season.
nkjv@Job:5:27 @ Behold, this we have searched out; It is true. Hear it, and know for yourself."
nkjv@Job:6:1 @ Then Job answered and said: