Job's friend Eliphaz speaks to him
But I have to say something because this is important.
You have taught many people.
And you have helped weak people.
And you have helped weak people to hope.
And you feel sad and weak because of your troubles.
Go on being afraid to make God angry.
And try to live the right way.
Many people live the right way. They do not die while they are young.
God does not kill people who only do good things.
Bad people have trouble in their lives.
In fact they have troubles that they cause for themselves.
They are like a farmer.
The things that he has planted grow in his field.
And he will kill them.
When God is angry it is like a strong wind.
When he is angry bad people die. They die like they would in a bad storm.
But if God breaks a
And the young
Bad people may be strong too.
But, if God is angry, they cannot fight him.
Someone spoke to me and told me a secret.
Even my bones were
My hairs stood up.
Everything was quiet and then I heard the voice. I heard a voice say:
He knows that no one is completely good.
And we are as weak as insects that fly.
So we cannot hope to have lives with no troubles.
Insects are born after dawn and they die before the end of the day.
No one will ever see them again.
Our lives are so short that they seem like that.
When you remove the
So a small thing can cause us to die.
And often people learn nothing during their lives.” ’