Mike Corthell

Mike Corthell
Editor & Publisher at Fryeburg Free Press MEDIA

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Book of Job: Chapter 4: Eliphaz

“Consider now: Who, being innocent, has ever perished?
    Where were the upright ever destroyed? - Eliphaz

 As I have observed, those who plow evil
    and those who sow trouble reap it.
 At the breath of God they perish - 
at the blast of his anger they are no more.

 The lions may roar and growl,
    yet the teeth of the great lions are broken.
 The lion perishes for lack of prey,
    and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.
 “A word was secretly brought to me,
    my ears caught a whisper of it.
 Amid disquieting dreams in the night,
    when deep sleep falls on people,
 fear and trembling seized me
    and made all my bones shake.
 A spirit glided past my face,
    and the hair on my body stood on end.
 It stopped,
    but I could not tell what it was.
A form stood before my eyes,
    and I heard a hushed voice:
 ‘Can a mortal be more righteous than God?
    Can even a strong man be more pure than his Maker?
 If God places no trust in his servants,
    if he charges his angels with error,
 how much more those who live in houses of clay,
    whose foundations are in the dust,
    who are crushed more readily than a moth!
 Between dawn and dusk they are broken to pieces;
    unnoticed, they perish forever.
 Are not the cords of their tent pulled up,
    so that they die without wisdom?’

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