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Job 34


Elihu Vindicates God's Justice

Job 34:1   Then Elihu continued and said,
Job 34:2   "Hear my words, you wise men, And listen to me, you who know.
Job 34:3   "For the ear tests words As the palate tastes food.
Job 34:4   "Let us choose for ourselves what is right; Let us know among ourselves what is good.
Job 34:5   "For Job has said, 'I am righteous, But God has taken away my right;
Job 34:6   Should I lie concerning my right? My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.'
Job 34:7   "What man is like Job, Who drinks up derision like water,
Job 34:8   Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, And walks with wicked men?
Job 34:9   "For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing When he is pleased with God.'
Job 34:10   "Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do wickedness, And from the Almighty to do wrong.
Job 34:11   "For He pays a man according to his work, And makes him find it according to his way.
Job 34:12   "Surely, God will not act wickedly, And the Almighty will not pervert justice.
Job 34:13   "Who gave Him authority over the earth? And who has laid on Him the whole world?
Job 34:14   "If He should determine to do so, If He should gather to Himself His spirit and His breath,
Job 34:15   All flesh would perish together, And man would return to dust.
Job 34:16   "But if you have understanding, hear this; Listen to the sound of my words.
Job 34:17   "Shall one who hates justice rule? And will you condemn the righteous mighty One,
Job 34:18   Who says to a king, 'Worthless one,' To nobles, 'Wicked ones';
Job 34:19   Who shows no partiality to princes Nor regards the rich above the poor, For they all are the work of His hands?
Job 34:20   "In a moment they die, and at midnight People are shaken and pass away, And the mighty are taken away without a hand.
Job 34:21   "For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, And He sees all his steps.
Job 34:22   "There is no darkness or deep shadow Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
Job 34:23   "For He does not need to consider a man further, That he should go before God in judgment.
Job 34:24   "He breaks in pieces mighty men without inquiry, And sets others in their place.
Job 34:25   "Therefore He knows their works, And He overthrows them in the night, And they are crushed.
Job 34:26   "He strikes them like the wicked In a public place,
Job 34:27   Because they turned aside from following Him, And had no regard for any of His ways;
Job 34:28   So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him, And that He might hear the cry of the afflicted--
Job 34:29   When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn? And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him, That is, in regard to both nation and man?--
Job 34:30   So that godless men would not rule Nor be snares of the people.
Job 34:31   "For has anyone said to God, 'I have borne chastisement; I will not offend anymore;
Job 34:32   Teach me what I do not see; If I have done iniquity, I will not do it again'?
Job 34:33   "Shall He recompense on your terms, because you have rejected it? For you must choose, and not I; Therefore declare what you know.
Job 34:34   "Men of understanding will say to me, And a wise man who hears me,
Job 34:35   'Job speaks without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom.
Job 34:36   'Job ought to be tried to the limit, Because he answers like wicked men.
Job 34:37   'For he adds rebellion to his sin; He claps his hands among us, And multiplies his words against God.'"
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