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Job 34

NRS 1 Then Elihu continued and said: NIV 1 Then Elihu said: NRS 2 "Hear my words, you wise men, and give ear to me, you who know; NIV 2 "Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning. NRS 3 for the ear tests words as the palate tastes food. NIV 3 For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food. NRS 4 Let us choose what is right; let us determine among ourselves what is good. NIV 4 Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good. NRS 5 For Job has said, "I am innocent, and God has taken away my right; NIV 5 "Job says, 'I am innocent, but God denies me justice. NRS 6 in spite of being right I am counted a liar; 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.' NRS 7 Who is there like Job, who drinks up scoffing like water, NIV 7 What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water? NRS 8 who goes in company with evildoers and walks with the wicked? NIV 8 He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with wicked men. NRS 9 For he has said, "It profits one nothing to take delight in God.' NIV 9 For he says, 'It profits a man nothing when he tries to please God.' NRS 10 "Therefore, hear me, you who have sense, far be it from God that he should do wickedness, and from the Almighty that he should 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. NRS 11 For according to their deeds he will repay them, and according to their ways he will make it befall them. NIV 11 He repays a man for what he has done; he brings upon him what his conduct deserves. NRS 12 Of a truth, God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice. NIV 12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice. NRS 13 Who gave him charge over the earth and who laid on him the whole world? NIV 13 Who appointed him over the earth? Who put him in charge of the whole world? NRS 14 If he should take back his spirit to himself, and gather to himself his breath, NIV 14 If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit and breath, NRS 15 all flesh would perish together, and all mortals return to dust. NIV 15 all mankind would perish together and man would return to the dust. NRS 16 "If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say. NIV 16 "If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say. NRS 17 Shall one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn one who is righteous and mighty, NIV 17 Can he who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One? NRS 18 who says to a king, "You scoundrel!' and to princes, "You wicked men!'; NIV 18 Is he not the One who says to kings, 'You are worthless,' and to nobles, 'You are wicked,' NRS 19 who shows no partiality to nobles, nor regards 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? NRS 20 In a moment they die; at midnight the people are shaken and pass away, and the mighty are taken away by no 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. NRS 21 "For his eyes are upon the ways of mortals, and he sees all their steps. NIV 21 "His eyes are on the ways of men; he sees their every step. NRS 22 There is no gloom or deep darkness where evildoers may hide themselves. NIV 22 There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where evildoers can hide. NRS 23 For he has not appointed a time for anyone to go before God in judgment. NIV 23 God has no need to examine men further, that they should come before him for judgment. NRS 24 He shatters the mighty without investigation, and sets others in their place. NIV 24 Without inquiry he shatters the mighty and sets up others in their place. NRS 25 Thus, knowing their works, he overturns 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. NRS 26 He strikes them for their wickedness while others look on, NIV 26 He punishes them for their wickedness where everyone can see them, NRS 27 because they turned aside from following him, and had no regard for any of his ways, NIV 27 because they turned from following him and had no regard for any of his ways. NRS 28 so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him, and he heard 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. NRS 29 When he is quiet, who can condemn? When he hides his face, who can behold him, whether it be a nation or an individual?— 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, NRS 30 so that the godless should not reign, or those who ensnare the people. NIV 30 to keep a godless man from ruling, from laying snares for the people. NRS 31 "For has anyone said to God, "I have endured punishment; I will not offend any more; NIV 31 "Suppose a man says to God, 'I am guilty but will offend no more. NRS 32 teach me what I do not see; if I have done iniquity, I will do it no more'? NIV 32 Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.' NRS 33 Will he then pay back to suit you, because you reject it? For you must choose, and not I; therefore declare 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. NRS 34 Those who have sense will say to me, and the wise who hear me will say, NIV 34 "Men of understanding declare, wise men who hear me say to me, NRS 35 "Job speaks without knowledge, his words are without insight.' NIV 35 'Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.' NRS 36 Would that Job were tried to the limit, because his answers are those of the wicked. NIV 36 Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost for answering like a wicked man! NRS 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."