Job 34:2-12 NIV

2 "Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me,1 you men of learning.

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3 For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food.2

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4 Let us discern for ourselves what is right;3 let us learn together what is good.4

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5 "Job says, 'I am innocent,5 but God denies me justice.6

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6 Although I am right, I am considered a liar;7 although I am guiltless,8 his arrow inflicts an incurable wound.'9

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7 What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water?10

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8 He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with wicked men.11

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9 For he says, 'It profits a man nothing when he tries to please God.'12

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10 "So listen to me,13 you men of understanding.14 Far be it from God to do evil,15 from the Almighty to do wrong.16

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11 He repays a man for what he has done;17 he brings upon him what his conduct deserves.18

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12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong,19 that the Almighty would pervert justice.20

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