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Job 34 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Moreover Elihu answered, 1 Then Elihu said:
2 "Hear my words, you wise men; Give ear to me, you who have knowledge. 2 "Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning.
3 For the ear tries words, As the palate tastes food. 3 For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food.
4 Let us choose for us that which 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 has said, 'I am righteous, God has taken away my right: 5 "Job says, 'I am innocent, but God denies me justice.
6 Notwithstanding my right I am considered a liar; My wound is incurable, though I am without disobedience.' 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, Who drinks up scoffing like water, 7 What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water?
8 Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, And walks with wicked men? 8 He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with wicked men.
9 For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing That he should delight himself with God.' 9 For he says, 'It profits a man nothing when he tries to please God.'
10 "Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding: Far be it from God, that he should do wickedness, From the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity. 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 the work of a man will he render to him, And cause every man to find according to his ways. 11 He repays a man for what he has done; he brings upon him what his conduct deserves.
12 Yes surely, God will not do wickedly, Neither will the Almighty pervert justice. 12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice.
13 Who gave him a charge over the earth? Or who has appointed him over the whole world? 13 Who appointed him over the earth? Who put him in charge of the whole world?
14 If he set his heart on himself, If he gathered to himself his spirit and his breath; 14 If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit and breath,
15 All flesh would perish together, And man would turn again to dust. 15 all mankind would perish together and man would return to the dust.
16 "If now you have understanding, hear this. Listen to the voice of my words. 16 "If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say.
17 Shall even one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty?-- 17 Can he who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One?
18 Who says to a king, 'Vile!' Or to nobles, 'Wicked!' 18 Is he not the One who says to kings, 'You are worthless,' and to nobles, 'You are wicked,'
19 Who doesn't respect the persons of princes, Nor regards the rich more than the poor; For they all are 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 shaken and pass away, The mighty 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 on the ways of a man, He sees all his goings. 21 "His eyes are on the ways of men; he sees their every step.
22 There is no darkness, nor thick gloom, Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. 22 There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where evildoers can hide.
23 For he doesn't need to consider a man further, That he should go before God in judgment. 23 God has no need to examine men further, that they should come before him for judgment.
24 He breaks in pieces mighty men in ways past finding out, And sets others in their place. 24 Without inquiry he shatters the mighty and sets up others in their place.
25 Therefore he takes knowledge of their works. He overturns them in the night, so that they are destroyed. 25 Because he takes note of their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed.
26 He strikes 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 turned aside from following him, And wouldn't have regard in any of his ways: 27 because they turned from following him and had no regard for any of his ways.
28 So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him, He heard 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 gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? Alike whether to a nation, or to a man: 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 godless man may not reign, That there be no one to ensnare the people. 30 to keep a godless man from ruling, from laying snares for the people.
31 "For has any said to God, 'I am guilty, but I will not offend any more. 31 "Suppose a man says to God, 'I am guilty but will offend no more.
32 Teach me that which I don't see. If I have done iniquity, I will do it no more'? 32 Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.'
33 Shall his recompense be as you desire, that you refuse it? For you must choose, and not I. Therefore speak what you know. 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 tell me, Yes, every wise man who hears me: 34 "Men of understanding declare, wise men who hear me say to me,
35 'Job speaks without knowledge, His words are without wisdom.' 35 'Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.'
36 I wish that Job were tried to the end, Because of his answering like wicked men. 36 Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost for answering like a wicked man!
37 For he adds rebellion to his sin. He claps his hands among us, And multiplies his words against God." 37 To his sin he adds rebellion; scornfully he claps his hands among us and multiplies his words against God."