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1 Furthermore Elihu answered
2 Hear my words, O ye wise men; and
give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.
3 For the ear trieth words, as the mouth
4 Let us choose to us judgment: let us
know among ourselves what is good.
5 For Job hath said, I am righteous: and
God hath taken away my judgment.
6 Should I lie against my right? my wound is
incurable without transgression.
7 What man is like Job, who
drinketh up scorning like water?
8 Which goeth in company with the workers
of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.
9 For he hath said, It profiteth a man
nothing that he should delight himself with God.
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.
11 For the work of a man shall he render
unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
12 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly,
neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
13 Who hath given him a charge over the
earth? or who hath disposed the whole world?
14 If he set his heart upon man, if
he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;
15 All flesh shall perish together, and
man shall turn again unto dust.
16 If now thou hast
understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.
17 Shall even he that hateth right govern?
and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?
18 Is it fit to say to a king, Thou
art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?
19 How much less to him that
accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor?
for they all are the work of his hands.
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.
21 For his eyes are upon the ways
of man, and he seeth all his goings.
22 There is no darkness, nor shadow
of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
23 For he will not lay upon man more than
right; that he should enter into judgment with God.
24 He shall break in pieces mighty men
without number, and set others in their stead.
25 Therefore he knoweth their works, and
he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.
26 He striketh them as wicked men in the
open sight of others;
27 Because they turned back from him, and
would not consider any of his ways:
28 So that they cause the cry of the poor
to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.
29 When he giveth quietness, who then can
make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him?
whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:
30 That the hypocrite reign not, lest the
people be ensnared.
31 Surely it is meet to be
said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:
32 That which I see not teach thou
me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
33 Should it be according to thy
mind? he will recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and
not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.
34 Let men of understanding tell me, and
let a wise man hearken unto me.
35 Job hath spoken without knowledge, and
his words were without wisdom.
36 My desire is that Job may be
tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men.
37 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin,
he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God.
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