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?
4:3 Behold, you have instructed many, You have strengthened the weak hands.
4:4 Your words have supported him who was falling, You have made firm the feeble knees.
4:5 But now it is come to you, and you faint; It touches you, and you are troubled.
4:6 Isn'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?
4:8 According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity, And sow trouble, Reap the same.
4:9 By the breath of God they perish, By the blast of his anger are they consumed.
4:10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, The teeth of the young lions, are broken.
4:11 The old lion perishes for lack of prey, The cubs of the lioness are scattered abroad.
4:12 "Now a thing was secretly brought to me, My ear received a whisper of it.
4:13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falls on men,
4:14 Fear came on me, and trembling, Which made all my bones shake.
4:15 Then a spirit passed before my face; The hair of my flesh stood up.
4:16 It 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?
4:18 Behold, he puts no trust in his servants. He charges his angels with error.
4:19 How much more, those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!
4:20 Between morning and evening they are destroyed. They perish forever without any regarding it.
4:21 Isn't their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, and that without wisdom.'