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“Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up: It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying, Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?” (Job 4:15-17)
Just as Elijah was spoken to by God in a “still, small voice” on Mount Horeb, Eliphaz the Temanite “heard a hushed voice” (Job 4:16). In other versions, “still small voice” (KJV) is translated “a gentle whisper” (NIV) and “a sound of sheer silence” (NRSV). Each expression places the emphasis on the unobtrusiveness of the way God communicated. God used this unassuming way rather than in the earthquake, wind and fire, and Elijah was wise enough to recognize this unpretentious communication (1 Kings 19:11-13).
The still, small voice of God bears the stamp of his personality quite clearly and is given in a way we can learn to recognize. In contrast with hearing God in Scripture, dreams, visions or extraordinary events, the medium through which the still, small voice comes is diminished almost to the vanishing point.