Parallel Bible results for Job 34

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Job 34

NIRV 1 Elihu continued, NIV 1 Then Elihu said: NIRV 2 "Hear what I'm saying, you wise men. Listen to me, you who have learned so much. NIV 2 "Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning. NIRV 3 Our tongues tell us what tastes good and what doesn't. And our ears tell us what's true and what isn't. NIV 3 For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food. NIRV 4 So let's choose for ourselves what is right. Let's learn together what is good. NIV 4 Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good. NIRV 5 "Job says, 'I'm not guilty of doing anything wrong. But God doesn't treat me fairly. NIV 5 "Job says, 'I am innocent, but God denies me justice. NIRV 6 Even though I'm right, he thinks I'm a liar. Even though I'm not guilty, his arrows give me wounds that can't be healed.' NIV 6 Although I am right, I am considered a liar; although I am guiltless, his arrow inflicts an incurable wound.' NIRV 7 Is there any other man like Job? He laughs at God and makes fun of him. NIV 7 What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water? NIRV 8 He's a companion of those who do evil. He spends his time with sinful people. NIV 8 He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with wicked men. NIRV 9 He asks, 'What good is it to try to please God?' NIV 9 For he says, 'It profits a man nothing when he tries to please God.' NIRV 10 "So listen to me, you men who have understanding. God would never do what is evil. The Mighty One would never do what is 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. NIRV 11 He pays a man back for what he's done. He gives him exactly what he should get. NIV 11 He repays a man for what he has done; he brings upon him what his conduct deserves. NIRV 12 It isn't possible for God to do wrong. The Mighty One would never treat people unfairly. NIV 12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice. NIRV 13 Who appointed him to rule over the earth? Who 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? NIRV 14 If he really wanted to, he could hold back his spirit and breath. NIV 14 If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit and breath, NIRV 15 Then everyone would die together. They would return to the dust. NIV 15 all mankind would perish together and man would return to the dust. NIRV 16 "Job, if you have understanding, listen to me. Pay attention to what I'm saying. NIV 16 "If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say. NIRV 17 Can someone who hates to be fair govern? Will you bring charges against the holy and mighty One? NIV 17 Can he who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One? NIRV 18 He says to kings, 'You are worthless.' He says to nobles, 'You are evil.' NIV 18 Is he not the One who says to kings, 'You are worthless,' and to nobles, 'You are wicked,' NIRV 19 He doesn't favor princes. He treats rich people and poor people the same. His hands created all of them. 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? NIRV 20 They die suddenly in the middle of the night. God strikes them down, and they pass away. Those who are mighty are removed, but not by human hands. 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. NIRV 21 "His eyes see how people live. He watches every step they take. NIV 21 "His eyes are on the ways of men; he sees their every step. NIRV 22 There isn't a dark place or deep shadow where those who do what is evil can hide. NIV 22 There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where evildoers can hide. NIRV 23 God doesn't need to bring charges against men. He knows they are guilty. So he doesn't need to have them appear in his court to be judged. NIV 23 God has no need to examine men further, that they should come before him for judgment. NIRV 24 He destroys the mighty without asking them questions in court. Then he sets others up in their places. NIV 24 Without inquiry he shatters the mighty and sets up others in their place. NIRV 25 He knows what they do. So he crushes them during the night. NIV 25 Because he takes note of their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed. NIRV 26 He punishes them for the sins they commit. He does it where everyone can see them. NIV 26 He punishes them for their wickedness where everyone can see them, NIRV 27 That's because they turned away from following him. They didn't have respect for anything he does. NIV 27 because they turned from following him and had no regard for any of his ways. NIRV 28 They caused poor people to cry out to him. He heard the cries of those who were in need. NIV 28 They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy. NIRV 29 But if he remains silent, who can judge him? If he turns his face away, who can see him? He rules over people and nations 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, NIRV 30 He keeps those who are ungodly from ruling. He keeps them from laying traps for others. NIV 30 to keep a godless man from ruling, from laying snares for the people. NIRV 31 "Someone might say to God, 'I'm guilty of sinning, but I won't do it anymore. NIV 31 "Suppose a man says to God, 'I am guilty but will offend no more. NIRV 32 Show me my sins that I'm not aware of. If I've done what is wrong, I won't do it again.' NIV 32 Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.' NIRV 33 But you refuse to turn away from your sins. So God won't treat you the way you want to be treated. You must decide, Job. I can't do it for you. 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. NIRV 34 "You men who have understanding have spoken. You wise men who hear me have said to me, NIV 34 "Men of understanding declare, wise men who hear me say to me, NIRV 35 'Job doesn't know what he's talking about. The things he has said don't make any sense.' NIV 35 'Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.' NIRV 36 I wish Job would be put to the hardest test! He answered like someone who is evil. NIV 36 Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost for answering like a wicked man! NIRV 37 To his sin he adds even more sin. He claps his hands and makes fun of us. He multiplies his words against God." NIV 37 To his sin he adds rebellion; scornfully he claps his hands among us and multiplies his words against God."