The Book of Job (WEB)
4:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,
4:2"If someone ventures to talk with you, will you be grieved?
But who can withhold himself from speaking?
4:3Behold, you have instructed many,
You have strengthened the weak hands.
4:4Your words have supported him who was falling,
You have made firm the feeble knees.
4:5But now it is come to you, and you faint;
It touches you, and you are troubled.
4:6Isn't your piety your confidence,
The integrity of your ways your hope?
4:7"Remember, now, whoever perished, being innocent?
Or where were the upright cut off?
4:8According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity,
And sow trouble,
Reap the same.
4:9By the breath of God they perish,
By the blast of his anger are they consumed.
4:10The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion,
The teeth of the young lions, are broken.
4:11The old lion perishes for lack of prey,
The whelps of the lioness are scattered abroad.
4:12"Now a thing was secretly brought to me,
My ear received a whisper of it.
4:13In thoughts from the visions of the night,
When deep sleep falls on men,
4:14Fear came on me, and trembling,
Which made all my bones shake.
4:15Then a spirit passed before my face;
The hair of my flesh stood up.
4:16It stood still, but I couldn't discern the appearance of it;
A form was before my eyes.
Silence, then I heard a voice, saying,
4:17'Shall mortal man be more just than God?
Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?
4:18Behold, he puts no trust in his servants.
He charges his angels with error.
4:19How much more, those who dwell in houses of clay,
Whose foundation is in the dust,
Who are crushed before the moth!
4:20Between morning and evening they are destroyed.
They perish forever without any regarding it.
4:21Isn't their tent-cord plucked up within them?
They die, and that without wisdom.'
World English Bible