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Job 34

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34:1 Moreover Elihu answered and said,

34:2 Hear my words, ye wise men; And give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

34:3 For the ear trieth words, As the palate tasteth food.

34:4 Let us choose for us that which is right: Let us know among ourselves what is good.

34:5 For Job hath said, I am righteous, And God hath taken away my right:

34:6 Notwithstanding my right I am `accounted' a liar; My wound is incurable, `though I am' without transgression.

34:7 What man is like Job, Who drinketh up scoffing like water,

34:8 Who goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, And walketh with wicked men?

34:9 For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing That he should delight himself with God.

34:10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye 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 will he render unto him, And cause every man to find according to his ways.

34:12 Yea, of a surety, God will not do wickedly, Neither will the Almighty pervert justice.

34:13 Who gave him a charge over the earth? Or who hath disposed the whole world?

34:14 If he set his heart upon himself, `If' he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;

34:15 All flesh shall perish together, And man shall turn again unto dust.

34:16 If now `thou hast' understanding, hear this: Hearken to the voice of my words.

34:17 Shall even one that hateth justice govern? And wilt thou condemn him that is righteous `and' mighty?-

34:18 `Him' that saith to a king, `Thou art' vile, `Or' to nobles, `Ye are' wicked;

34:19 That respecteth not the persons of princes, Nor regardeth the rich more than the poor; For they all are the work of his hands.

34:20 In a moment they die, even at midnight; The people are shaken and pass away, And the mighty are taken away without hand.

34:21 For his eyes are upon the ways of a man, And he seeth all his goings.

34:22 There is no darkness, nor thick gloom, Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

34:23 For he needeth not further to consider a man, That he should go before God in judgment.

34:24 He breaketh in pieces mighty men `in ways' past finding out, And setteth others in their stead.

34:25 Therefore he taketh knowledge of their works; And he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

34:26 He striketh them as wicked men In the open sight of others;

34:27 Because they turned aside from following him, And would not have regard in any of his ways:

34:28 So that they caused the cry of the poor to come unto him, And he heard the cry of the afflicted.

34:29 When he giveth quietness, who then can condemn? And when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? Alike whether `it be done' unto a nation, or unto a man:

34:30 That the godless man reign not, That there be none to ensnare the people.

34:31 For hath any said unto God, I have borne `chastisement', I will not offend `any more':

34:32 That which I see not teach thou me: If I have done iniquity, I will do it no more?

34:33 Shall his recompense be as thou wilt, that thou refusest it? For thou must choose, and not I: Therefore speak what thou knowest.

34:34 Men of understanding will say unto me, Yea, every wise man that heareth me:

34:35 Job speaketh without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom.

34:36 Would that Job were tried unto the end, Because of his answering like wicked men.

34:37 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin; He clappeth his hands among us, And multiplieth his words against God.