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Job 4:1, 5:1-11, 17-21, 26-27

Eliphaz Speaks: Job Has Sinned

4Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered:

Job Is Corrected by God

5‘Call now; is there anyone who will answer you?
To which of the holy ones will you turn?
2 Surely vexation kills the fool,
   and jealousy slays the simple.
3 I have seen fools taking root,
   but suddenly I cursed their dwelling.
4 Their children are far from safety,
   they are crushed in the gate,
   and there is no one to deliver them.
5 The hungry eat their harvest,
   and they take it even out of the thorns;*
   and the thirsty* pant after their wealth.
6 For misery does not come from the earth,
   nor does trouble sprout from the ground;
7 but human beings are born to trouble
   just as sparks* fly upward.


8 ‘As for me, I would seek God,
   and to God I would commit my cause.
9 He does great things and unsearchable,
   marvellous things without number.
10 He gives rain on the earth
   and sends waters on the fields;
11 he sets on high those who are lowly,
   and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
17 ‘How happy is the one whom God reproves;
   therefore do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.*
18 For he wounds, but he binds up;
   he strikes, but his hands heal.
19 He will deliver you from six troubles;
   in seven no harm shall touch you.
20 In famine he will redeem you from death,
   and in war from the power of the sword.
21 You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue,
   and shall not fear destruction when it comes.
26 You shall come to your grave in ripe old age,
   as a shock of grain comes up to the threshing-floor in its season.
27 See, we have searched this out; it is true.
   Hear, and know it for yourself.’

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