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JOB ยท Chapter 36

36:1 Elihu also proceeded, and said,
36:2 Suffer me a little, and I will show you that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.
36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from far, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
36:4 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with you.
36:5 Behold, God is mighty, and despises not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.
36:6 He perserves not the life of the wicked: but gives right to the poor.
36:7 He withdraws not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he does establish them for ever, and they are exalted.
36:8 And if they be bound in fetters, and be held in cords of affliction;
36:9 Then he shows them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.
36:10 He opens also their ear to discipline, and commands that they return from iniquity.
36:11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
36:12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.
36:13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he binds them.
36:14 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.
36:15 He delivers the poor in his affliction, and opens their ears in oppression.
36:16 Even so would he have removed you out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no strictness; and that which should be set on your table should be full of fatness.
36:17 But you have fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on you.
36:18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take you away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver you.
36:19 Will he esteem your riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.
36:20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.
36:21 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this have you chosen rather than affliction.
36:22 Behold, God exalts by his power: who teaches like him?
36:23 Who has commanded with authority him his way? or who can say, You have wrought iniquity?
36:24 Remember that you magnify his work, which men behold.
36:25 Every man may see it; man may behold it far off.
36:26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
36:27 For he makes small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:
36:28 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
36:29 Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?
36:30 Behold, he spreads his light upon it, and covers the bottom of the sea.
36:31 For by them judges he the people; he gives food in abundance.
36:32 With clouds he covers the light; and commands it not to shine by the cloud that comes between.
36:33 The noise thereof shows concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.

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