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JOB · Chapter 34
34:1 Furthermore Elihu answered and said,
34:2 Hear my words, O all of you wise men; and give ear unto me, all of you that have knowledge.
34:3 For the ear tries words, as the mouth tastes food.
34:4 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.
34:5 For Job has said, I am righteous: and God has taken away my judgment.
34:6 Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.
34:7 What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water?
34:8 Which goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men.
34:9 For he has said, It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
34:10 Therefore hearken unto me all of you men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
34:11 For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
34:12 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
34:13 Who has given him a charge over the earth? or who has disposed the whole world?
34:14 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;
34:15 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall return unto dust.
34:16 If now you have understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.
34:17 Shall even he that hates right govern? and will you condemn him that is most just?
34:18 Is it fit to say to a king, You are wicked? and to princes, All of you are ungodly?
34:19 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.
34:20 In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.
34:21 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he sees all his activities.
34:22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
34:23 For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.
34:24 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their position.
34:25 Therefore he knows their works, and he overturns them in the night, so that they are destroyed.
34:26 He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
34:27 Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:
34:28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he hears the cry of the afflicted.
34:29 When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:
34:30 That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.
34:31 Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:
34:32 That which I see not teach you me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
34:33 Should it be according to your mind? he will recompense it, whether you refuse, or whether you choose; and not I: therefore speak what you know.
34:34 Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.
34:35 Job has spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.
34:36 My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men.
34:37 For he adds rebellion unto his sin, he claps his hands among us, and multiplies his words against God.
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