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Job 36 (asv)

Job 36 (asv)

36:1Elihu also proceeded, and said,

36:2Suffer me a little, and I will show thee;

For I have yet somewhat to say on God's behalf.

36:3I will fetch my knowledge from afar,

And will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

36:4For truly my words are not false:

One that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.

36:5Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any:

He is mighty in strength of understanding.

36:6He preserveth not the life of the wicked,

But giveth to the afflicted their right.

36:7He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous:

But with kings upon the throne

He setteth them for ever, and they are exalted.

36:8And if they be bound in fetters,

And be taken in the cords of afflictions;

36:9Then he showeth them their work,

And their transgressions, that they have behaved themselves proudly.

36:10He openeth also their ear to instruction,

And commandeth that they return from iniquity.

36:11If they hearken and serve him,

They shall spend their days in prosperity,

And their years in pleasures.

36:12But if they hearken not, they shall perish by the sword,

And they shall die without knowledge.

36:13But they that are godless in heart lay up anger:

They cry not for help when he bindeth them.

36:14They die in youth,

And their life perisheth among the unclean.

36:15He delivereth the afflicted by their affliction,

And openeth their ear in oppression.

36:16Yea, he would have allured thee out of distress

Into a broad place, where there is no straitness;

And that which is set on thy table would be full of fatness. \\ \\

36:17But thou art full of the judgment of the wicked:

Judgment and justice take hold on thee.

36:18For let not wrath stir thee up against chastisements;

Neither let the greatness of the ransom turn thee aside.

36:19Will thy cry avail, that thou be not in distress,

Or all the forces of thy strength?

36:20Desire not the night,

When peoples are cut off in their place.

36:21Take heed, regard not iniquity:

For this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

36:22Behold, God doeth loftily in his power:

Who is a teacher like unto him?

36:23Who hath enjoined him his way?

Or who can say, Thou hast wrought unrighteousness? \\ \\

36:24Remember that thou magnify his work,

Whereof men have sung.

36:25All men have looked thereon;

Man beholdeth it afar off.

36:26Behold, God is great, and we know him not;

The number of his years is unsearchable.

36:27For he draweth up the drops of water,

Which distil in rain from his vapor,

36:28Which the skies pour down

And drop upon man abundantly.

36:29Yea, can any understand the spreadings of the clouds,

The thunderings of his pavilion?

36:30Behold, he spreadeth his light around him;

And he covereth the bottom of the sea.

36:31For by these he judgeth the peoples;

He giveth food in abundance.

36:32He covereth his hands with the lightning,

And giveth it a charge that it strike the mark.

36:33The noise thereof telleth concerning him,

The cattle also concerning the storm that cometh up.


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Following Entry: Job 37