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Job 34

NCV 1 Then Elihu said: NIV 1 Then Elihu said: NCV 2 "Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you who know a lot. NIV 2 "Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning. NCV 3 The ear tests words as the tongue tastes food. NIV 3 For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food. NCV 4 Let's decide for ourselves what is right, and let's learn together what is good. NIV 4 Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good. NCV 5 "Job says, 'I am not guilty, and God has refused me a fair trial. NIV 5 "Job says, 'I am innocent, but God denies me justice. NCV 6 Instead of getting a fair trial, I am called a liar. I have been seriously hurt, even though I have not sinned.' NIV 6 Although I am right, I am considered a liar; although I am guiltless, his arrow inflicts an incurable wound.' NCV 7 There is no other man like Job; he takes insults as if he were drinking water. NIV 7 What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water? NCV 8 He keeps company with those who do evil and spends time with wicked men, NIV 8 He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with wicked men. NCV 9 because he says, 'It is no use to try to please God.' NIV 9 For he says, 'It profits a man nothing when he tries to please God.' NCV 10 "So listen to me, you who can understand. God can never do wrong! It is impossible for the Almighty to do evil. NIV 10 "So listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do evil, from the Almighty to do wrong. NCV 11 God pays a person back for what he has done and gives him what his actions deserve. NIV 11 He repays a man for what he has done; he brings upon him what his conduct deserves. NCV 12 Truly God will never do wrong; the Almighty will never twist what is right. NIV 12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice. NCV 13 No one chose God to rule over the earth or put him in charge of the whole world. NIV 13 Who appointed him over the earth? Who put him in charge of the whole world? NCV 14 If God should decide to take away life and breath, NIV 14 If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit and breath, NCV 15 then everyone would die together and turn back into dust. NIV 15 all mankind would perish together and man would return to the dust. NCV 16 "If you can understand, hear this; listen to what I have to say. NIV 16 "If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say. NCV 17 Can anyone govern who hates what is right? and powerful? NIV 17 Can he who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One? NCV 18 God is the one who says to kings, 'You are worthless,' or to important people, 'You are evil.' NIV 18 Is he not the One who says to kings, 'You are worthless,' and to nobles, 'You are wicked,' NCV 19 He is not nicer to princes than other people, nor kinder to rich people than poor people, because he made them all with his own 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? NCV 20 They can die in a moment, in the middle of the night. They are struck down, and then they pass away; powerful people die without help. 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. NCV 21 "God watches where people go; he sees every step they take. NIV 21 "His eyes are on the ways of men; he sees their every step. NCV 22 There is no dark place or deep shadow where those who do evil can hide from him. NIV 22 There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where evildoers can hide. NCV 23 He does not set a time for people to come before him for judging. NIV 23 God has no need to examine men further, that they should come before him for judgment. NCV 24 Without asking questions, God breaks powerful people into pieces and puts others in their place. NIV 24 Without inquiry he shatters the mighty and sets up others in their place. NCV 25 Because God knows what people do, he defeats them in the night, and they are crushed. NIV 25 Because he takes note of their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed. NCV 26 He punishes them for the evil they do so that everyone else can watch, NIV 26 He punishes them for their wickedness where everyone can see them, NCV 27 because they stopped following God and did not care about any of his ways. NIV 27 because they turned from following him and had no regard for any of his ways. NCV 28 The cry of the poor comes to God; he hears the cry of the needy. NIV 28 They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy. NCV 29 But if God keeps quiet, who can blame him? If he hides his face, who can see him? God still rules over both nations and persons alike. 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, NCV 30 He keeps the wicked from ruling and from trapping others. NIV 30 to keep a godless man from ruling, from laying snares for the people. NCV 31 "But suppose someone says to God, 'I am guilty, but I will not sin anymore. NIV 31 "Suppose a man says to God, 'I am guilty but will offend no more. NCV 32 Teach me what I cannot see. If I have done wrong, I will not do it again.' NIV 32 Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.' NCV 33 So, Job, should God reward you as you want when you refuse to change? You must decide, not I, so tell me what you know. 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. NCV 34 "Those who understand speak, and the wise who hear me say, NIV 34 "Men of understanding declare, wise men who hear me say to me, NCV 35 'Job speaks without knowing what is true; his words show he does not understand.' NIV 35 'Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.' NCV 36 I wish Job would be tested completely, because he answered like an evil man! NIV 36 Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost for answering like a wicked man! NCV 37 Job now adds to his sin by turning against God. He claps his hands in protest, speaking more and more against God." NIV 37 To his sin he adds rebellion; scornfully he claps his hands among us and multiplies his words against God."