Eliphaz Speaks: Job Has Sinned
1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered:
2#Job 32:18–20 “If one attempts a word with you, will you be impatient?
But who can keep from speaking?
3#Isa 35:3 Surely you have instructed many,
and you have strengthened the weak hands.
4#Heb 12:12 Your words have raised up him who was falling,
and you have fortified the feeble knees.
5#Job 19:21 But now it comes upon you, and you are weary;
it reaches even you, and you are terrified.
6#Job 1:1; Pr 3:26 Is not your reverence your confidence?
And the integrity of your ways your hope?
7#Ps 37:25 “Remember now, who being innocent ever perished?
Or where were the upright ever wiped out?
8#Pr 22:8; Gal 6:7–8 Just like I have seen, those who plow iniquity
and sow trouble, reap the same.
9#Job 15:30; Isa 30:33 By the breath of God they perish,
and by the blast of His anger they are destroyed.
10#Ps 58:6; Job 29:17 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion,
and the teeth of the young lions are broken.
11#Ps 34:10 The old lion perishes for lack of prey,
and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.
12#Job 26:14 “Now a word was brought to me secretly,
and my ear received a whisper of it.
13#Ge 2:21; 15:12 Amid disquieting thoughts from night visions,
when deep sleep falls on mortals,
14#Hab 3:16 terror and trembling came to me,
which made all my bones shake.
15A breath of wind was passing before my face,
and the hair on my body was standingup.
16#1Ki 19:12 It stood still,
but I could not recognize its appearance;
a form was in front of my eyes,
there was stillness, then I heard a voice saying:
17#Job 9:2; 25:4 ‘Can a mortal be more righteous than God?
Can a man be more pure than his Maker?
18He does not trust in His servants,
and He charges His angels with error;
19#Ge 2:7; Job 10:9 Even more, those who dwell in houses of clay,
whose foundation is in the dust,
who are crushed before the moth.
20#Job 20:7 They are broken in pieces from morning to evening;
they perish forever without anyone regarding it.
21#Job 36:12 Are not their tent ropes plucked up,
so they die, even without wisdom?’