Job 4:6

Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Is not this thy feare, thy confidence; the vprightnesse of thy wayes and thy hope?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Is not your fear {of God} your confidence, And the integrity of your ways your hope?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Is not thy fear `of God' thy confidence, `And' the integrity of thy ways thy hope?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is not your fear of God your support, and your upright way of life your hope?
- Basic English Bible

Hath not thy piety been thy confidence, and the perfection of thy ways thy hope?
- Darby Bible

Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways?
- Webster's Bible

Isn't your piety your confidence? Isn't the integrity of your ways your hope?
- World English Bible

Is not thy reverence thy confidence? Thy hope -- the perfection of thy ways?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Is not thy fear of God thy confidence, and thy hope the integrity of thy ways?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 4:6


4:6 Thy fear - We now plainly see what was the nature of thy fear of God, thy confidence in him, the uprightness of thy ways, and thy hope in God's mercy. Thy present carriage discovers that it was but mere talk and appearance.


Discussion for Job 4

  • Winnie
    Job4 has empowered me to remaine faithful and have trust in God in moments of trials and temptations. Always be Thankful to God in every situation.
  • Brenda Finch
    BManuel s Job your summary is astute and spot on Thank you for your edifying contribution
  • Linda
    Understanding the bible for me has been gradual for me. Please stay with it. Don't stop trying and come back later, it's to important. the more time you give him the more understanding you will have. PROMISE
  • Actions speak louder than words.the way one leads their lives good or bad has the results.Holy lives leads one to the high way of Holiness while wayward life leads to darkness(distraction)We better repent and ask God to guide our steps do things that pleases Him.
  • BManuel
    Eliphaz had evidently cultivated a one sided view of God. That is that God gives good to the righteous and evil to the evil. He therefore tries to put God into a box of his own belief. He evidently has not suffered much in his life, for the righteous suffer sometimes far worse than the wicked. But the righteous are ". . . kept by the power of God by faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." There is blessing now and blessing to come for the faithful though they must suffer for a season. Job was as open as any person could be to the providence of God even through the misery he bore. His pain was not his virtue but rather his holding on to God even when he had a dispute with God in the midst of bitter pain. He bore up and did not quit believing because God did not react to his anguish in a way someone might have expected Him to do. To have done otherwise would have suggested that Job, like Eliphaz was doing in chapter 4, worshiping a skewed image of God rather than the real God. Real love for God does not vanish even when pressure increases from above and below as frequently it may do and that simultaneously. Consider also that true faith sees reward and restoration hereafter even if it should not come in this life at all. How much more the reason for giving continual thanks to God in the midst of trials and afflictions. God's tender mercy is revealed here and/or hereafter. To God be the glory.
  • Chris
    sometimes it is hard to understand some words but i ask God to help me to understand what is being said .

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