Job 34 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Moreover Elihu answered and said, 1 Then Elihu said:
2 Hear my words, ye wise [men]; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge. 2 "Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning.
3 For the ear trieth words, as the palate tasteth food. 3 For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food.
4 Let us choose for ourselves what is right; let us know among ourselves what is good! 4 Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.
5 For Job hath said, I am righteous, and God hath taken away my judgment: 5 "Job says, 'I am innocent, but God denies me justice.
6 Should I lie against my right? My wound is incurable without transgression. 6 Although I am right, I am considered a liar; although I am guiltless, his arrow inflicts an incurable wound.'
7 What man is like Job? he drinketh up scorning like water, 7 What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water?
8 And goeth in company with workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men. 8 He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with wicked men.
9 For he hath said, It profiteth not a man if he delight himself in God. 9 For he says, 'It profits a man nothing when he tries to please God.'
10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: Far be wickedness from God, and wrong from the Almighty! 10 "So listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do evil, from the Almighty to do wrong.
11 For a man's work will he render to him, and cause every one to find according to [his] way. 11 He repays a man for what he has done; he brings upon him what his conduct deserves.
12 Yea, surely, God acteth not wickedly, and the Almighty perverteth not judgment. 12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice.
13 Who hath entrusted to him the earth? and who hath disposed the whole world? 13 Who appointed him over the earth? Who put him in charge of the whole world?
14 If he only thought of himself, [and] gathered unto him his spirit and his breath, 14 If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit and breath,
15 All flesh would expire together, and man would return to the dust. 15 all mankind would perish together and man would return to the dust.
16 If now [thou hast] understanding, hear this: give ear to the voice of my words! 16 "If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say.
17 Should he that hateth right indeed govern? and wilt thou condemn the All-just? 17 Can he who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One?
18 Shall one say to a king, Belial? to nobles, Wicked? 18 Is he not the One who says to kings, 'You are worthless,' and to nobles, 'You are wicked,'
19 [How then to him] that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich man more than the poor? for they are all the work of his hands. 19 who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?
20 In a moment they die, even at midnight the people are convulsed and pass away; and the strong are taken away without hand. 20 They die in an instant, in the middle of the night; the people are shaken and they pass away; the mighty are removed without human hand.
21 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his steps. 21 "His eyes are on the ways of men; he sees their every step.
22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. 22 There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where evildoers can hide.
23 For he doth not long consider a man, to bring him before God in judgment. 23 God has no need to examine men further, that they should come before him for judgment.
24 He breaketh in pieces mighty men without inquiry, and setteth others in their stead; 24 Without inquiry he shatters the mighty and sets up others in their place.
25 Since he knoweth their actions; and he overthroweth [them] in the night, and they are crushed. 25 Because he takes note of their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed.
26 He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others, 26 He punishes them for their wickedness where everyone can see them,
27 Because they have turned back from him, and would consider none of his ways; 27 because they turned from following him and had no regard for any of his ways.
28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted. 28 They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy.
29 When he giveth quietness, who then will disturb? and when he hideth [his] face, who shall behold him? and this towards a nation, or towards a man alike; 29 But if he remains silent, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, who can see him? Yet he is over man and nation alike,
30 That the ungodly man reign not, that the people be not ensnared. 30 to keep a godless man from ruling, from laying snares for the people.
31 For hath he said unto God, I bear [chastisement], I will not offend; 31 "Suppose a man says to God, 'I am guilty but will offend no more.
32 What I see not, teach thou me; if I have done wrong, I will do so no more? 32 Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.'
33 Shall he recompense according to thy mind? for thou hast refused [his judgment]; for thou so choosest, and not I; speak then what thou knowest. 33 Should God then reward you on your terms, when you refuse to repent? You must decide, not I; so tell me what you know.
34 Men of understanding will say to me, and a wise man who heareth me: 34 "Men of understanding declare, wise men who hear me say to me,
35 Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were not with intelligence. 35 'Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.'
36 Would that Job may be tried unto the end, because of [his] answers after the manner of evil men! 36 Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost for answering like a wicked man!
37 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth [his hands] among us, and multiplieth his words against God. 37 To his sin he adds rebellion; scornfully he claps his hands among us and multiplies his words against God."