Job 4:14

“Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 4:14

Feare came vpon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Dread came upon me, and trembling, And made all my bones shake.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Fear came upon me, and trembling, Which made all my bones to shake.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Fear came on me and shaking, and my bones were full of trouble;
- Basic English Bible

Fear came on me, and trembling, and made all my bones to shake;
- Darby Bible

Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.
- Webster's Bible

fear came on me, and trembling, which made all my bones shake.
- World English Bible

Fear hath met me, and trembling, And the multitude of my bones caused to fear.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Fear came upon me, and trembling, and all my bones were made to shake.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 4:14

Wesley's Notes for Job 4:14


4:12 Now - To convince Job of the sin and folly of impatience, Eliphaz relates a vision he had had, perhaps since he came to him. Which in that age and state of the church, before the holy scriptures were written, was the usual way of God's discovering his mind to those that sought him. A thing - Heb. a word, from God, a message. Secretly - Heb. was stolen, or brought by stealth unto me, privately and secretly, as the word of God used to come to the prophets, being spoken in their ear, as it was to Samuel, with a low and still voice. He does not pretend to have understood it fully; but something of it he perceived. How little a portion is heard of God! How little do we know of him in this world.

4:13 In thoughts - These thoughts arose from the visions of the night, which it is probable he had seen before. Visions differed from dreams herein, that God imparted his mind to men in dreams when asleep, but in visions, when they were awake. And these visions sometimes happened by day, but most frequently by night. Sleep - In the dead of the night, when men usually are in a deep sleep; though Eliphaz was not now asleep.

4:15 A spirit - An angel in visible shape, otherwise he could not have discerned it. Stood up - Through that excessive horror caused by so glorious, unusual, and terrible a presence.

4:16 Stood - Having passed by him to, and again, he made a stand, and addressed himself to speak. The form - Exactly and distinctly. An image - I saw some visible resemblance, though in a confused manner. Silence - The spirit, which possibly had made some noise with his motion, now standing still made no noise; all other persons and things about me were silent, and I also kept in my voice and breath, that I might distinctly hear. In the Hebrew, the words run thus, silence and a voice I heard.


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