Job 36:1-14 NIV

1 Elihu continued:
2 “Bear with me a little longer and I will show you that there is more to be said in God’s behalf.
3 I get my knowledge from afar; I will ascribe justice to my Maker.

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4 Be assured that my words are not false; one who has perfect knowledge is with you.

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5 “God is mighty, but despises no one; he is mighty, and firm in his purpose.

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6 He does not keep the wicked alive but gives the afflicted their rights.

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7 He does not take his eyes off the righteous; he enthrones them with kings and exalts them forever.

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8 But if people are bound in chains, held fast by cords of affliction,

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9 he tells them what they have done— that they have sinned arrogantly.

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10 He makes them listen to correction and commands them to repent of their evil.

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11 If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.

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12 But if they do not listen, they will perish by the swordaand die without knowledge.

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    • ž 36:12 - Or "will cross the river"
      13 “The godless in heart harbor resentment; even when he fetters them, they do not cry for help.

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      14 They die in their youth, among male prostitutes of the shrines.

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