Job 4:17-19

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NRSV
17 ‘Can mortals be righteous before[a] God?
    Can human beings be pure before[b] their Maker?
18 Even in his servants he puts no trust,
    and his angels he charges with error;
19 how much more those who live in houses of clay,
    whose foundation is in the dust,
    who are crushed like a moth.

[a] Or more than
[b] Or more than


See Made from the dust. The BASF Clause 4 references this speech of Eliphaz's (verse 19) — and Elihu's in 33:6 — when speaking of "the first man ... Adam, whom God created out of the dust of the ground as a living soul, or natural body of life..."

This passage was referenced here (2.4.3) in our response to the AACE discussion questions.

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