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Job 4

Introduction

Overview

Job 4:1, Eliphaz reproves Job for want of religion; Job 4:7, He teaches God’s judgments to be not for the righteous, but for the wicked; Job 4:12, His fearful vision to humble the excellency of creatures before God.

Verse 1

Eliphaz: Job 2:11, Job 15:1, Job 22:1, Job 42:9

answered: Job 3:1, Job 3:2, Job 6:1, Job 8:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:15 - duke Teman Job 42:7 - Eliphaz Jeremiah 49:7 - Teman

Verse 2

to commune: Heb. a word

wilt thou: 2 Corinthians 2:4-Joshua :, 2 Corinthians 7:8-2 Samuel :

withhold himself from speaking: Heb. refrain from words, Job 32:18-Proverbs :, Jeremiah 6:11, Jeremiah 20:9, Acts 4:20

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:2 - communed Job 2:13 - none spake Job 20:2 - my thoughts Job 29:9 - refrained

Verse 3

Behold: Genesis 18:19, Proverbs 10:21, Proverbs 15:7, Proverbs 16:21, Isaiah 50:4, Ephesians 4:29, Colossians 4:6

and thou hast: Job 16:5, Deuteronomy 3:28, Ezra 6:22, Isaiah 35:3, Ezekiel 13:22, Luke 22:32, Luke 22:43

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 23:16 - strengthened Nehemiah 6:11 - Should such Job 6:14 - To him Job 6:26 - reprove Job 26:2 - helped Job 27:11 - teach Job 29:25 - one that Proverbs 27:17 - so Ecclesiastes 4:10 - if Ecclesiastes 10:12 - words Ezekiel 21:7 - all hands Romans 14:1 - weak Galatians 6:1 - restore Hebrews 12:12 - General

Verse 4

upholden: Psalms 145:14, Proverbs 12:18, Proverbs 16:23, Proverbs 16:24, 2 Corinthians 2:7, 2 Corinthians 7:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:14

feeble knees: Heb. bowing knees, Isaiah 35:3, Isaiah 35:4, Daniel 5:6, Hebrews 12:12

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 23:16 - strengthened Job 6:14 - To him Job 6:25 - forcible Job 6:26 - reprove Job 16:5 - But I would Job 26:2 - helped Job 27:11 - teach Job 29:25 - one that Job 42:11 - they bemoaned Proverbs 10:21 - feed Proverbs 27:17 - so Ecclesiastes 4:10 - if Ecclesiastes 10:12 - words Ezekiel 21:7 - all hands Luke 22:43 - strengthening Galatians 6:1 - restore Revelation 3:2 - strengthen

Verse 5

it is come: Job 3:25, Job 3:26

thou faintest: Proverbs 24:10, 2 Corinthians 4:1, 2 Corinthians 4:16, Hebrews 12:3, Hebrews 12:5

it toucheth: Job 1:11, Job 2:5, Job 19:21

Reciprocal: Genesis 38:26 - And he knew Genesis 45:3 - for they Job 6:2 - thoroughly Job 15:4 - castest off Job 35:15 - in great Proverbs 3:11 - neither

Verse 6

thy fear: Job 1:1, Job 1:9, Job 1:10, 2 Kings 20:3

thy confidence: Job 13:15, Proverbs 3:26, Proverbs 14:26

thy hope: Job 17:15, 1 Peter 1:13, 1 Peter 1:17

the uprightness: Job 1:8, Job 16:17, Job 23:11, Job 23:12, Job 27:5, Job 27:6, Job 29:12-Esther :, Job 31:1-Matthew :

Reciprocal: Job 8:6 - thou wert Job 15:4 - castest off Job 19:3 - ye reproached

Verse 7

who ever: Job 9:22, Job 9:23, Psalms 37:25, Ecclesiastes 7:15, Ecclesiastes 9:1, Ecclesiastes 9:2, Acts 28:4, 2 Peter 2:9

Reciprocal: Job 8:6 - thou wert Job 8:20 - God Job 11:14 - iniquity Job 13:4 - ye are forgers Job 13:7 - General Job 22:5 - not thy Job 22:20 - our substance

Verse 8

they that plow: Psalms 7:14-Nehemiah :, Proverbs 22:8, Jeremiah 4:18, Hosea 8:7, Hosea 10:12, Hosea 10:13, 2 Corinthians 9:6, Galatians 6:7, Galatians 6:8

Reciprocal: Job 15:31 - for vanity Job 21:27 - I know Psalms 7:15 - and is Proverbs 1:31 - General Proverbs 24:30 - went Isaiah 17:11 - the harvest Jeremiah 2:17 - Hast thou Micah 7:13 - for Zephaniah 3:3 - princes

Verse 9

the blast: Exodus 15:8, Exodus 15:10, 2 Kings 19:7, Psalms 18:15

by the breath of his nostrils: that is, by his anger, Job 1:19, Job 15:30, Isaiah 11:4, Isaiah 30:33, 2 Thessalonians 2:8, Revelation 2:16

Reciprocal: Numbers 14:41 - but it shall 2 Samuel 22:9 - went Job 32:13 - God Isaiah 37:7 - I will Isaiah 40:24 - he shall also

Verse 10

the teeth: Job 29:17, Psalms 3:7, Psalms 57:4, Psalms 58:6, Proverbs 30:14

Reciprocal: Job 5:4 - children Job 16:12 - broken me Job 38:39 - Wilt Psalms 34:10 - lions Jeremiah 2:15 - young lions Jeremiah 51:38 - roar Lamentations 3:16 - broken Nahum 2:11 - the dwelling

Verse 11

old lion: Job 38:39, Genesis 49:9, Numbers 23:24, Numbers 24:9, Psalms 7:2, Jeremiah 4:7, Hosea 11:10, 2 Timothy 4:17

perisheth: Psalms 34:10

the stout: Job 1:19, Job 8:3, Job 8:4, Job 27:14, Job 27:15

Reciprocal: Job 5:4 - children Psalms 58:6 - Break their Jeremiah 51:38 - roar Ezekiel 19:2 - young lions Nahum 2:11 - the dwelling

Verse 12

a thing: Psalms 62:11

secretly: Heb. by stealth

a little: 1 Corinthians 13:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:3 - a dream Genesis 28:12 - he dreamed Job 13:1 - ear Job 32:8 - the inspiration Job 42:5 - heard Habakkuk 3:2 - I have

Verse 13

thoughts: Job 33:14-Nehemiah :, Genesis 20:3, Genesis 28:12, Genesis 31:24, Genesis 46:2, Numbers 12:6, Numbers 22:19, Numbers 22:20, Daniel 2:19, Daniel 2:28, Daniel 2:29, Daniel 4:5

deep sleep: Genesis 2:21, Genesis 15:12, Daniel 8:18, Daniel 10:9

Reciprocal: Judges 7:9 - the same Job 33:15 - a dream Psalms 91:5 - terror Daniel 7:1 - visions Zechariah 1:8 - by night Matthew 1:20 - in 1 Thessalonians 5:7 - they that sleep

Verse 14

Fear: Job 7:14, Psalms 119:120, Isaiah 6:5, Daniel 10:11, Habakkuk 3:16, Luke 1:12, Luke 1:29, Revelation 1:17

came upon: Heb. met

all my bones: Heb. the multitude of my bones, Job 33:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:12 - deep Job 37:1 - General Matthew 14:26 - they were Matthew 28:4 - shake Mark 6:49 - supposed Luke 24:37 - General Acts 7:32 - Then

Verse 15

a spirit: Psalms 104:4, Matthew 14:26, Luke 24:37-Malachi :, Hebrews 1:7, Hebrews 1:14

the hair: Isaiah 13:8, Isaiah 21:3, Isaiah 21:4, Daniel 5:6

Reciprocal: Luke 1:12 - he Acts 10:3 - saw

Verse 16

there: etc. or, I heard a still voice, 1 Kings 19:12

Reciprocal: Acts 10:3 - saw Revelation 8:1 - silence

Verse 17

Shall mortal: Job 8:3, Job 9:2, Job 35:2, Job 40:8, Genesis 18:25, Psalms 143:2, Psalms 145:17, Ecclesiastes 7:20, Jeremiah 12:1, Romans 2:5, Romans 3:4-Judges :, Romans 9:20, Romans 11:33

shall a man: Job 9:30, Job 9:31, Job 14:4, Job 15:14, Job 25:4, Jeremiah 17:9, Mark 7:20-Isaiah :, Revelation 4:8

Reciprocal: Job 9:20 - justify

Verse 18

he put: Job 15:15, Job 15:16, Job 25:5, Job 25:6, Psalms 103:20, Psalms 103:21, Psalms 104:4, Isaiah 6:2, Isaiah 6:3

and his angels he charged with folly: or, nor in his angels in whom he put light, 2 Peter 2:4, Jude 1:6

Reciprocal: Job 5:1 - the saints Psalms 8:5 - thou Psalms 113:6 - humbleth Ezekiel 1:23 - which

Verse 19

dwell: Job 10:9, Job 13:12, Job 33:6, Genesis 2:7, Genesis 3:19, Genesis 18:27, Ecclesiastes 12:7, 2 Corinthians 4:7, 2 Corinthians 5:1

crushed: Job 13:28, Job 14:2, Psalms 39:11, Psalms 90:5-Judges :, Psalms 103:15, Psalms 103:16, Psalms 146:4, 1 Peter 1:24

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 6:18 - how much Job 9:14 - How much Job 15:16 - abominable Job 25:6 - How much less Psalms 144:4 - Man Isaiah 51:8 - the moth

Verse 20

destroyed: Heb. beaten in pieces, 2 Chronicles 15:6, *marg

from morning: Isaiah 38:12, Isaiah 38:13

they perish: Job 14:14, Job 16:22, Psalms 39:13, Psalms 92:7

without: Job 18:17, Job 20:7, 2 Chronicles 21:20, Psalms 37:36, Proverbs 10:7

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 12:7 - dust Luke 8:42 - and she

Verse 21

excellency: Psalms 39:5, Psalms 39:11, Psalms 49:14, Psalms 146:3, Psalms 146:4, Isaiah 14:16, Luke 16:22, Luke 16:23, James 1:11

die: Job 36:12, Psalms 49:20, Isaiah 2:22, Luke 12:20

Reciprocal: Proverbs 5:23 - shall die

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/job-4.html.