Then Elihucontinued and said,
2"Wait for me a little, and I will show you That there ais yetmore to be said in God's behalf.
"I will fetch my knowledge from afar, And I will ascribe1righteousness to my Maker.
"For truly2my words are not false ; One who is 3perfect in knowledge is with you.
5"Behold, God is mighty but does not 4despise any; He is 5mighty in strength of understanding.
"He does not 6keep the wickedalive, But givesjustice to 7the afflicted.
"He does not 8withdraw His eyes from the righteous ; But 9with kings on the throne He has seated them forever, and they are exalted.
"And if they are bound in fetters, And are caught in the cords of 10affliction,
Then He declares to them their work And their transgressions, that they have 11magnified themselves.
"12He opens their ear to instruction, And 13commands that they return from evil.
11"If they hear and serve Him, They will 14end their days in prosperity And their years in 15pleasures.
"But if they do not hear, they shall bperish16by the sword And they will 17diewithoutknowledge.
"But the godless in heartlay up anger ; They do not cry for helpwhen He binds them.
"cThey die in youth, And their life perishes among the 18cultprostitutes.
"He delivers the afflicted in dtheir 19affliction, And 20opens their earein time of oppression.
"Then indeed, He 21enticed you from the mouth of distress, Instead of it, a broadplace with noconstraint ; And that which was set on your table was full of ffatness.
"But you were full of 22judgment on the wicked ; Judgment and justicetakehold of you.
"Beware that 23wrath does not entice you to scoffing ; And do not let the greatness of the 24ransomturn you aside.
"Will your gricheskeep you from distress, Or all the forces of your strength ?
"Do not long for 25the night, When peoplehvanish in their place.
"Be careful, do 26not turn to evil, For you have preferredthis to 27affliction.
22"Behold, God is exalted in His power ; Who is a 28teacherlike Him?
23"Who has appointed Him His way, And who has said, '29You have donewrong '?
24"Remember that you should 30exalt His work, Of whichmen have 31sung.
25"Allmen have seen it; Manbeholds from afar.
26"Behold, God is 32exalted, and 33we do not know Him; The 34number of His years is unsearchable .
"For 35He draws up the drops of water, They distillrain from ithe jmist,
28Which the cloudspourdown, They drip upon manabundantly.
"Can anyone understand the 36spreading of the clouds, The 37thundering of His kpavilion ?
30"Behold, He spreads His llightningabout Him, And He covers the depths of the sea.
"For by these He 38judgespeoples ; He 39givesfood in abundance.
"He covers His hands with the mlightning, And 40commands it to strike the mark.
"Its 41noisedeclaresnHis presence ; The cattlealso, concerning what is coming up.