Eliphaz: Innocent Do Not Suffer

Then Eliphaz the Temanite [a]answered,

“If one ventures a word with you, will you become impatient?
But (A)who can refrain [b]from speaking?
“Behold (B)you have admonished many,
And you have strengthened weak hands.
“Your words have [c]helped the tottering to stand,
And you have strengthened [d]feeble knees.
“But now it has come to you, and you (C)are impatient;
It (D)touches you, and you are dismayed.
“Is not your [e](E)fear of God (F)your confidence,
And the integrity of your ways your hope?

“Remember now, (G)who ever perished being innocent?
Or where were the upright destroyed?
“According to what I have seen, (H)those who plow iniquity
And those who sow trouble harvest it.
“By (I)the breath of God they perish,
And (J)by the [f]blast of His anger they come to an end.
10 “The (K)roaring of the lion and the voice of the fierce lion,
And the teeth of the young lions are broken.
11 “The (L)lion perishes for lack of prey,
And the (M)whelps of the lioness are scattered.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 4:1 Lit answered and said
  2. Job 4:2 Lit in words
  3. Job 4:4 Lit caused
  4. Job 4:4 Lit bowing
  5. Job 4:6 Or reverence
  6. Job 4:9 Lit wind

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