Job 36:5-14 NIV

5 "God is mighty,1 but does not despise men;2 he is mighty, and firm in his purpose.3

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6 He does not keep the wicked alive4 but gives the afflicted their rights.5

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7 He does not take his eyes off the righteous;6 he enthrones them with kings7 and exalts them forever.8

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8 But if men are bound in chains,9 held fast by cords of affliction,10

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9 he tells them what they have done-- that they have sinned arrogantly.11

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10 He makes them listen12 to correction13 and commands them to repent of their evil.14

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11 If they obey and serve him,15 they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity16 and their years in contentment.17

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12 But if they do not listen, they will perish by the sworda18 and die without knowledge.19

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    • a 36:12 - Or "will cross the River"
      13 "The godless in heart20 harbor resentment;21 even when he fetters them, they do not cry for help.22

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      14 They die in their youth,23 among male prostitutes of the shrines.24

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