Comfort the Grief-Stricken

You have read of the suffering of Job, and you have also read the rebukes of his friends, blaming him for his suffering. Yet, Eliphaz acknowledged earlier that when others suffered, Job comforted and strengthened the sufferer (Job 4:3, 4). Why could his friends not do the same toward him?
He said what he would do if their positions were reversed, and it was something that they knew he had done to others in the past,
“But I would strengthen you with my mouth,
And the comfort of my lips would relieve your grief.”
(Job 16:5)
How do you treat one who normally does the giving, but then something happens and he or she has to be on the receiving end?

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