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Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered, and said,
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If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieued?
But who can withhold himselfe from speaking?
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Beholde, Thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weake hands.
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Thy words haue vpholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.
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But now it is come vpon thee, and thou faintest, it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.
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Is not this thy feare, thy confidence;
the vprightnesse of thy wayes and thy hope?
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Remember, I pray thee, who euer perished, being innocent?
or where were the righteous cut off?
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Euen as I haue seene, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickednsse, reape the same.
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By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.
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The roaring of the Lyon, and the voice of the fierce Lyon, and the teeth of the yong Lyons are broken.
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The old Lyon perisheth for lacke of pray, and the stout Lyons whelpes are scattered abroad.
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Nowe a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine eare receiued a litle thereof.
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In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deepe sleepe falleth on men:
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Feare came vpon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.
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Then a spirit passed before my face: the haire of my flesh stood vp.
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It stood still, but I could not discerne the forme thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voyce, saying,
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Shall mortall man be more iust then God?
shall a man bee more pure then his maker?
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Behold, hee put no trust in his seruants;
and his Angels hee charged with folly:
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Howe much lesse on them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth.
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They are destroyed from morning to euening: they perish for euer, without any regarding it.
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Doeth not their excellencie which is in them, goe away?
they die, euen without wisedome.