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Job 34

WEB 1 Moreover Elihu answered, NIV 1 Then Elihu said: WEB 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. WEB 3 For the ear tries words, As the palate tastes food. NIV 3 For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food. WEB 4 Let us choose for us that which is right. 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. WEB 5 For Job has said, 'I am righteous, God has taken away my right: NIV 5 "Job says, 'I am innocent, but God denies me justice. WEB 6 Notwithstanding my right I am considered a liar; My wound is incurable, though I am without disobedience.' NIV 6 Although I am right, I am considered a liar; although I am guiltless, his arrow inflicts an incurable wound.' WEB 7 What man is like Job, Who drinks up scoffing like water, NIV 7 What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water? WEB 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. WEB 9 For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing That he should delight himself with God.' NIV 9 For he says, 'It profits a man nothing when he tries to please God.' WEB 10 "Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding: Far be it from God, that he should do wickedness, From the Almighty, that he should 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. WEB 11 For the work of a man will he render to him, And cause every man to find according to his ways. NIV 11 He repays a man for what he has done; he brings upon him what his conduct deserves. WEB 12 Yes surely, God will not do wickedly, Neither will the Almighty pervert justice. NIV 12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice. WEB 13 Who gave him a charge over the earth? Or who has appointed him over the whole world? NIV 13 Who appointed him over the earth? Who put him in charge of the whole world? WEB 14 If he set his heart on himself, If he gathered to himself his spirit and his breath; NIV 14 If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit and breath, WEB 15 All flesh would perish together, And man would turn again to dust. NIV 15 all mankind would perish together and man would return to the dust. WEB 16 "If now you have understanding, hear this. Listen to the voice of my words. NIV 16 "If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say. WEB 17 Shall even one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty?-- NIV 17 Can he who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One? WEB 18 Who says to a king, 'Vile!' Or to nobles, 'Wicked!' NIV 18 Is he not the One who says to kings, 'You are worthless,' and to nobles, 'You are wicked,' WEB 19 Who doesn't respect the persons of princes, Nor regards the rich more than the poor; For they all are 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? WEB 20 In a moment they die, even at midnight; The people are shaken and pass away, The mighty are taken away without 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. WEB 21 "For his eyes are on the ways of a man, He sees all his goings. NIV 21 "His eyes are on the ways of men; he sees their every step. WEB 22 There is no darkness, nor thick gloom, Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. NIV 22 There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where evildoers can hide. WEB 23 For he doesn't need to consider a man further, 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. WEB 24 He breaks in pieces mighty men in ways past finding out, And sets others in their place. NIV 24 Without inquiry he shatters the mighty and sets up others in their place. WEB 25 Therefore he takes knowledge of their works. He overturns them in the night, so that they are destroyed. NIV 25 Because he takes note of their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed. WEB 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, WEB 27 Because they turned aside from following him, And wouldn't have regard in any of his ways: NIV 27 because they turned from following him and had no regard for any of his ways. WEB 28 So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him, 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. WEB 29 When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? Alike whether to a nation, or to a man: 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, WEB 30 That the godless man may not reign, That there be no one to ensnare the people. NIV 30 to keep a godless man from ruling, from laying snares for the people. WEB 31 "For has any said to God, 'I am guilty, but I will not offend any more. NIV 31 "Suppose a man says to God, 'I am guilty but will offend no more. WEB 32 Teach me that which I don't 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.' WEB 33 Shall his recompense be as you desire, that you refuse it? For 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. WEB 34 Men of understanding will tell me, Yes, every wise man who hears me: NIV 34 "Men of understanding declare, wise men who hear me say to me, WEB 35 'Job speaks without knowledge, His words are without wisdom.' NIV 35 'Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.' WEB 36 I wish that Job were tried to the end, Because of his answering like wicked men. NIV 36 Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost for answering like a wicked man! WEB 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."