Parallel Bible results for Job 34

New Living Translation

New International Version

Job 34

NLT 1 Then Elihu said: NIV 1 Then Elihu said: NLT 2 “Listen to me, you wise men. Pay attention, you who have knowledge. NIV 2 "Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning. NLT 3 Job said, ‘The ear tests the words it hears just as the mouth distinguishes between foods.’ NIV 3 For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food. NLT 4 So let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good. NIV 4 Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good. NLT 5 For Job also said, ‘I am innocent, but God has taken away my rights. NIV 5 "Job says, 'I am innocent, but God denies me justice. NLT 6 I am innocent, but they call me a liar. My suffering is incurable, 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.' NLT 7 “Tell me, has there ever been a man like Job, with his thirst for irreverent talk? NIV 7 What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water? NLT 8 He chooses evil people as companions. He spends his time with wicked men. NIV 8 He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with wicked men. NLT 9 He has even said, ‘Why waste time trying to please God?’ NIV 9 For he says, 'It profits a man nothing when he tries to please God.' NLT 10 “Listen to me, you who have understanding. Everyone knows that God doesn’t sin! The Almighty can do no 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. NLT 11 He repays people according to their deeds. He treats people as they deserve. NIV 11 He repays a man for what he has done; he brings upon him what his conduct deserves. NLT 12 Truly, God will not do wrong. The Almighty will not twist justice. NIV 12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice. NLT 13 Did someone else put the world in his care? Who set the whole world in place? NIV 13 Who appointed him over the earth? Who put him in charge of the whole world? NLT 14 If God were to take back his spirit and withdraw his breath, NIV 14 If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit and breath, NLT 15 all life would cease, and humanity would turn again to dust. NIV 15 all mankind would perish together and man would return to the dust. NLT 16 “Now listen to me if you are wise. Pay attention to what I say. NIV 16 "If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say. NLT 17 Could God govern if he hated justice? Are you going to condemn the almighty judge? NIV 17 Can he who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One? NLT 18 For he says to kings, ‘You are wicked,’ and to nobles, ‘You are unjust.’ NIV 18 Is he not the One who says to kings, 'You are worthless,' and to nobles, 'You are wicked,' NLT 19 He doesn’t care how great a person may be, and he pays no more attention to the rich than to the poor. He made them all. 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? NLT 20 In a moment they die. In the middle of the night they pass away; the mighty are removed without human 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. NLT 21 “For God watches how people live; he sees everything they do. NIV 21 "His eyes are on the ways of men; he sees their every step. NLT 22 No darkness is thick enough to hide the wicked from his eyes. NIV 22 There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where evildoers can hide. NLT 23 We don’t set the time when we will come before God in judgment. NIV 23 God has no need to examine men further, that they should come before him for judgment. NLT 24 He brings the mighty to ruin without asking anyone, and he sets up others in their place. NIV 24 Without inquiry he shatters the mighty and sets up others in their place. NLT 25 He knows what they do, and in the night he overturns and destroys them. NIV 25 Because he takes note of their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed. NLT 26 He strikes them down because they are wicked, doing it openly for all to see. NIV 26 He punishes them for their wickedness where everyone can see them, NLT 27 For they turned away from following him. They have no respect for any of his ways. NIV 27 because they turned from following him and had no regard for any of his ways. NLT 28 They cause the poor to cry out, catching God’s attention. He hears the cries 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. NLT 29 But if he chooses to remain quiet, who can criticize him? When he hides his face, no one can find him, whether an individual or a nation. 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, NLT 30 He prevents the godless from ruling so they cannot be a snare to the people. NIV 30 to keep a godless man from ruling, from laying snares for the people. NLT 31 “Why don’t people say to God, ‘I have sinned, but I will sin no more’? NIV 31 "Suppose a man says to God, 'I am guilty but will offend no more. NLT 32 Or ‘I don’t know what evil I have done—tell me. If I have done wrong, I will stop at once’? NIV 32 Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.' NLT 33 “Must God tailor his justice to your demands? But you have rejected him! The choice is yours, not mine. Go ahead, share your wisdom with us. 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. NLT 34 After all, bright people will tell me, and wise people will hear me say, NIV 34 "Men of understanding declare, wise men who hear me say to me, NLT 35 ‘Job speaks out of ignorance; his words lack insight.’ NIV 35 'Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.' NLT 36 Job, you deserve the maximum penalty for the wicked way you have talked. NIV 36 Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost for answering like a wicked man! NLT 37 For you have added rebellion to your sin; you show no respect, and you speak many angry words against God.” NIV 37 To his sin he adds rebellion; scornfully he claps his hands among us and multiplies his words against God."