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Job 34

NKJV 1 Elihu further answered and said: NIV 1 Then Elihu said: NKJV 2 "Hear my words, you wise men; Give ear to me, you who have knowledge. NIV 2 "Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning. NKJV 3 For the ear tests words As the palate tastes food. NIV 3 For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food. NKJV 4 Let us choose justice for ourselves; Let us know among ourselves what is good. NIV 4 Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good. NKJV 5 "For Job has said, 'I am righteous, But God has taken away my justice; NIV 5 "Job says, 'I am innocent, but God denies me justice. NKJV 6 Should I lie concerning my right? My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.' NIV 6 Although I am right, I am considered a liar; although I am guiltless, his arrow inflicts an incurable wound.' NKJV 7 What man is like Job, Who drinks scorn like water, NIV 7 What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water? NKJV 8 Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, And walks with wicked men? NIV 8 He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with wicked men. NKJV 9 For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing That he should delight in God.' NIV 9 For he says, 'It profits a man nothing when he tries to please God.' NKJV 10 "Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding: Far be it from God to do wickedness, And from the Almighty to commit iniquity. NIV 10 "So listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do evil, from the Almighty to do wrong. NKJV 11 For He repays man according to his work, And makes man to find a reward according to his way. NIV 11 He repays a man for what he has done; he brings upon him what his conduct deserves. NKJV 12 Surely God will never do wickedly, Nor will the Almighty pervert justice. NIV 12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice. NKJV 13 Who gave Him charge over the earth? Or who appointed Him over the whole world? NIV 13 Who appointed him over the earth? Who put him in charge of the whole world? NKJV 14 If He should set His heart on it, If He should gather to Himself His Spirit and His breath, NIV 14 If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit and breath, NKJV 15 All flesh would perish together, And man would return to dust. NIV 15 all mankind would perish together and man would return to the dust. NKJV 16 "If you have understanding, hear this; Listen to the sound of my words: NIV 16 "If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say. NKJV 17 Should one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn Him who is most just? NIV 17 Can he who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One? NKJV 18 Is it fitting to say to a king, 'You are worthless,' And to nobles, 'You are wicked'? NIV 18 Is he not the One who says to kings, 'You are worthless,' and to nobles, 'You are wicked,' NKJV 19 Yet He is not partial to princes, Nor does He regard the rich more than 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? NKJV 20 In a moment they die, in the middle of the night; The people are shaken and pass away; The mighty are taken away without a hand. 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. NKJV 21 "For His eyes are on the ways of man, And He sees all his steps. NIV 21 "His eyes are on the ways of men; he sees their every step. NKJV 22 There is no darkness nor shadow of death Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. NIV 22 There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where evildoers can hide. NKJV 23 For He need not further consider a man, That he should go before God in judgment. NIV 23 God has no need to examine men further, that they should come before him for judgment. NKJV 24 He breaks in pieces mighty men without inquiry, And sets others in their place. NIV 24 Without inquiry he shatters the mighty and sets up others in their place. NKJV 25 Therefore he knows their works; He overthrows 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. NKJV 26 He strikes them as wicked men In the open sight of others, NIV 26 He punishes them for their wickedness where everyone can see them, NKJV 27 Because they turned back from Him, And would not consider any of His ways, NIV 27 because they turned from following him and had no regard for any of his ways. NKJV 28 So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him; For He hears the cry of the afflicted. NIV 28 They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy. NKJV 29 When He gives quietness, who then can make trouble? And when He hides His face, who then can see Him, Whether it is against a nation or a man alone?-- 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, NKJV 30 That the hypocrite should not reign, Lest the people be ensnared. NIV 30 to keep a godless man from ruling, from laying snares for the people. NKJV 31 "For has anyone said to God, ' I have borne chastening; I will offend no more; NIV 31 "Suppose a man says to God, 'I am guilty but will offend no more. NKJV 32 Teach me what I do not see; If I have done iniquity, I will do no more'? NIV 32 Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.' NKJV 33 Should He repay it according to your terms, Just because you disavow it? You must choose, and not I; Therefore speak 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. NKJV 34 "Men of understanding say to me, Wise men who listen to me: NIV 34 "Men of understanding declare, wise men who hear me say to me, NKJV 35 'Job speaks without knowledge, His words are without wisdom.' NIV 35 'Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.' NKJV 36 Oh, that Job were tried to the utmost, Because his answers are like those of wicked men! NIV 36 Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost for answering like a wicked man! NKJV 37 For he adds rebellion to his sin; He claps his hands among us, And 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."