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Job 34 (asv)

Job 34 (asv)

34:1Moreover Elihu answered and said,

34:2Hear my words, ye wise men;

And give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

34:3For the ear trieth words,

As the palate tasteth food.

34:4Let us choose for us that which is right:

Let us know among ourselves what is good.

34:5For Job hath said, I am righteous,

And God hath taken away my right:

34:6Notwithstanding my right I am accounted a liar;

My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.

34:7What man is like Job,

Who drinketh up scoffing like water,

34:8Who goeth in company with the workers of iniquity,

And walketh with wicked men?

34:9For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing

That he should delight himself with God.

34:10Therefore 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.

34:11For the work of a man will he render unto him,

And cause every man to find according to his ways.

34:12Yea, of a surety, God will not do wickedly,

Neither will the Almighty pervert justice.

34:13Who gave him a charge over the earth?

Or who hath disposed the whole world?

34:14If he set his heart upon himself,

If he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;

34:15All flesh shall perish together,

And man shall turn again unto dust. \\ \\

34:16If now thou hast understanding, hear this:

Hearken to the voice of my words.

34:17Shall even one that hateth justice govern?

And wilt thou condemn him that is righteous and mighty?-

34:18Him that saith to a king, Thou art vile,

Or to nobles, Ye are wicked;

34:19That respecteth not the persons of princes,

Nor regardeth the rich more than the poor;

For they all are the work of his hands.

34:20In a moment they die, even at midnight;

The people are shaken and pass away,

And the mighty are taken away without hand. \\ \\

34:21For his eyes are upon the ways of a man,

And he seeth all his goings.

34:22There is no darkness, nor thick gloom,

Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

34:23For he needeth not further to consider a man,

That he should go before God in judgment.

34:24He breaketh in pieces mighty men in ways past finding out,

And setteth others in their stead.

34:25Therefore he taketh knowledge of their works;

And he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

34:26He striketh them as wicked men

In the open sight of others;

34:27Because they turned aside from following him,

And would not have regard in any of his ways:

34:28So that they caused the cry of the poor to come unto him,

And he heard the cry of the afflicted.

34:29When 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:

34:30That the godless man reign not,

That there be none to ensnare the people. \\ \\

34:31For hath any said unto God,

I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:

34:32That which I see not teach thou me:

If I have done iniquity, I will do it no more?

34:33Shall his recompense be as thou wilt, that thou refusest it?

For thou must choose, and not I:

Therefore speak what thou knowest.

34:34Men of understanding will say unto me,

Yea, every wise man that heareth me:

34:35Job speaketh without knowledge,

And his words are without wisdom.

34:36Would that Job were tried unto the end,

Because of his answering like wicked men.

34:37For he addeth rebellion unto his sin;

He clappeth his hands among us,

And multiplieth his words against God.


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