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Job 34

BBE 1 And Elihu made answer and said, NIV 1 Then Elihu said: BBE 2 Give ear, you wise, to my words; and you who have knowledge, give attention to me; NIV 2 "Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning. BBE 3 For words are tested by the ear, as food is tasted by the mouth. NIV 3 For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food. BBE 4 Let us make the decision for ourselves as to what is right; let us have the knowledge among ourselves of what is good. NIV 4 Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good. BBE 5 For Job has said, I am upright, and it is God who has taken away my right; NIV 5 "Job says, 'I am innocent, but God denies me justice. BBE 6 Though I am right, still I am in pain; my wound may not be made well, though I have done no wrong. NIV 6 Although I am right, I am considered a liar; although I am guiltless, his arrow inflicts an incurable wound.' BBE 7 What man is like Job, a man who freely makes sport of God, NIV 7 What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water? BBE 8 And goes in the company of evil-doers, walking in the way of sinners? NIV 8 He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with wicked men. BBE 9 For he has said, It is no profit to a man to take delight in God. NIV 9 For he says, 'It profits a man nothing when he tries to please God.' BBE 10 Now then, you wise, take note; you men of knowledge, give ear to me. Let it be far from God to do evil, and from the Ruler of all to do wrong. NIV 10 "So listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do evil, from the Almighty to do wrong. BBE 11 For he gives to every man the reward of his work, and sees that he gets the fruit of his ways. NIV 11 He repays a man for what he has done; he brings upon him what his conduct deserves. BBE 12 Truly, God does not do evil, and the Ruler of all is not a false judge. NIV 12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice. BBE 13 Who put the earth into his care, or made him responsible for the world? NIV 13 Who appointed him over the earth? Who put him in charge of the whole world? BBE 14 If he made his spirit come back to him, taking his breath into himself again, NIV 14 If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit and breath, BBE 15 All flesh would come to an end together, and man would go back to the dust. NIV 15 all mankind would perish together and man would return to the dust. BBE 16 If you are wise, take note of this; give ear to the voice of my words. NIV 16 "If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say. BBE 17 How may a hater of right be a ruler? and will you say that the upright Ruler of all is evil? NIV 17 Can he who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One? BBE 18 He who says to a king, You are an evil-doer; and to rulers, You are sinners; NIV 18 Is he not the One who says to kings, 'You are worthless,' and to nobles, 'You are wicked,' BBE 19 Who has no respect for rulers, and who gives no more attention to those who have wealth than to the poor, for they are all the work of his hands. NIV 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? BBE 20 Suddenly they come to an end, even in the middle of the night: the blow comes on the men of wealth, and they are gone, and the strong are taken away without the hand of man. NIV 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. BBE 21 For his eyes are on the ways of a man, and he sees all his steps. NIV 21 "His eyes are on the ways of men; he sees their every step. BBE 22 There is no dark place, and no thick cloud, in which the workers of evil may take cover. NIV 22 There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where evildoers can hide. BBE 23 For he does not give man a fixed time to come before him to be judged. NIV 23 God has no need to examine men further, that they should come before him for judgment. BBE 24 He sends the strong to destruction without searching out their cause, and puts others in their place. NIV 24 Without inquiry he shatters the mighty and sets up others in their place. BBE 25 For he has knowledge of their works, overturning them in the night, so that they are crushed. NIV 25 Because he takes note of their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed. BBE 26 The evil-doers are broken by his wrath, he puts his hand on them with force before the eyes of all onlookers. NIV 26 He punishes them for their wickedness where everyone can see them, BBE 27 Because they did not go after him, and took no note of his ways, NIV 27 because they turned from following him and had no regard for any of his ways. BBE 28 So that the cry of the poor might come up to him, and the prayer of those in need come to his ears. NIV 28 They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy. BBE 29 ... NIV 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, BBE 30 ... NIV 30 to keep a godless man from ruling, from laying snares for the people. BBE 31 ... NIV 31 "Suppose a man says to God, 'I am guilty but will offend no more. BBE 32 ... NIV 32 Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.' BBE 33 ... NIV 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. BBE 34 Men of knowledge, and all wise men, hearing me, will say, NIV 34 "Men of understanding declare, wise men who hear me say to me, BBE 35 Job's words do not come from knowledge; they are not the fruit of wisdom. NIV 35 'Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.' BBE 36 May Job be tested to the end, because his answers have been like those of evil men. NIV 36 Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost for answering like a wicked man! BBE 37 For in addition to his sin, he is uncontrolled in heart; before our eyes he makes sport of God, increasing his words against him. NIV 37 To his sin he adds rebellion; scornfully he claps his hands among us and multiplies his words against God."