Job 36:7-17 NIV

7 He does not take his eyes off the righteous;1 he enthrones them with kings2 and exalts them forever.3

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8 But if men are bound in chains,4 held fast by cords of affliction,5

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9 he tells them what they have done-- that they have sinned arrogantly.6

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10 He makes them listen7 to correction8 and commands them to repent of their evil.9

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11 If they obey and serve him,10 they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity11 and their years in contentment.12

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12 But if they do not listen, they will perish by the sworda13 and die without knowledge.14

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    • a 36:12 - Or "will cross the River"
      13 "The godless in heart15 harbor resentment;16 even when he fetters them, they do not cry for help.17

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      14 They die in their youth,18 among male prostitutes of the shrines.19

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      15 But those who suffer20 he delivers in their suffering;21 he speaks22 to them in their affliction.23

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      16 "He is wooing24 you from the jaws of distress to a spacious place25 free from restriction,26 to the comfort of your table27 laden with choice food.28

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      17 But now you are laden with the judgment due the wicked;29 judgment and justice have taken hold of you.30

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