Parallel Bible results for Job 36

Revised Standard Version

New International Version

Job 36

RSV 1 And Eli'hu continued, and said: NIV 1 Elihu continued: RSV 2 "Bear with me a little, and I will show you, for I have yet something to say on God's behalf. NIV 2 "Bear with me a little longer and I will show you that there is more to be said in God's behalf. RSV 3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and ascribe righteousness to my Maker. NIV 3 I get my knowledge from afar; I will ascribe justice to my Maker. RSV 4 For truly my words are not false; one who is perfect in knowledge is with you. NIV 4 Be assured that my words are not false; one perfect in knowledge is with you. RSV 5 "Behold, God is mighty, and does not despise any; he is mighty in strength of understanding. NIV 5 "God is mighty, but does not despise men; he is mighty, and firm in his purpose. RSV 6 He does not keep the wicked alive, but gives the afflicted their right. NIV 6 He does not keep the wicked alive but gives the afflicted their rights. RSV 7 He does not withdraw his eyes from the righteous, but with kings upon the throne he sets them for ever, and they are exalted. NIV 7 He does not take his eyes off the righteous; he enthrones them with kings and exalts them forever. RSV 8 And if they are bound in fetters and caught in the cords of affliction, NIV 8 But if men are bound in chains, held fast by cords of affliction, RSV 9 then he declares to them their work and their transgressions, that they are behaving arrogantly. NIV 9 he tells them what they have done-- that they have sinned arrogantly. RSV 10 He opens their ears to instruction, and commands that they return from iniquity. NIV 10 He makes them listen to correction and commands them to repent of their evil. RSV 11 If they hearken and serve him, they complete their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasantness. NIV 11 If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment. RSV 12 But if they do not hearken, they perish by the sword, and die without knowledge. NIV 12 But if they do not listen, they will perish by the sword and die without knowledge. RSV 13 "The godless in heart cherish anger; they do not cry for help when he binds them. NIV 13 "The godless in heart harbor resentment; even when he fetters them, they do not cry for help. RSV 14 They die in youth, and their life ends in shame. NIV 14 They die in their youth, among male prostitutes of the shrines. RSV 15 He delivers the afflicted by their affliction, and opens their ear by adversity. NIV 15 But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction. RSV 16 He also allured you out of distress into a broad place where there was no cramping, and what was set on your table was full of fatness. NIV 16 "He is wooing you from the jaws of distress to a spacious place free from restriction, to the comfort of your table laden with choice food. RSV 17 "But you are full of the judgment on the wicked; judgment and justice seize you. NIV 17 But now you are laden with the judgment due the wicked; judgment and justice have taken hold of you. RSV 18 Beware lest wrath entice you into scoffing; and let not the greatness of the ransom turn you aside. NIV 18 Be careful that no one entices you by riches; do not let a large bribe turn you aside. RSV 19 Will your cry avail to keep you from distress, or all the force of your strength? NIV 19 Would your wealth or even all your mighty efforts sustain you so you would not be in distress? RSV 20 Do not long for the night, when peoples are cut off in their place. NIV 20 Do not long for the night, to drag people away from their homes. RSV 21 Take heed, do not turn to iniquity, for this you have chosen rather than affliction. NIV 21 Beware of turning to evil, which you seem to prefer to affliction. RSV 22 Behold, God is exalted in his power; who is a teacher like him? NIV 22 "God is exalted in his power. Who is a teacher like him? RSV 23 Who has prescribed for him his way, or who can say, 'Thou hast done wrong'? NIV 23 Who has prescribed his ways for him, or said to him, 'You have done wrong'? RSV 24 "Remember to extol his work, of which men have sung. NIV 24 Remember to extol his work, which men have praised in song. RSV 25 All men have looked on it; man beholds it from afar. NIV 25 All mankind has seen it; men gaze on it from afar. RSV 26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable. NIV 26 How great is God--beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out. RSV 27 For he draws up the drops of water, he distils his mist in rain NIV 27 "He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams; RSV 28 which the skies pour down, and drop upon man abundantly. NIV 28 the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind. RSV 29 Can any one understand the spreading of the clouds, the thunderings of his pavilion? NIV 29 Who can understand how he spreads out the clouds, how he thunders from his pavilion? RSV 30 Behold, he scatters his lightning about him, and covers the roots of the sea. NIV 30 See how he scatters his lightning about him, bathing the depths of the sea. RSV 31 For by these he judges peoples; he gives food in abundance. NIV 31 This is the way he governs the nations and provides food in abundance. RSV 32 He covers his hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark. NIV 32 He fills his hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark. RSV 33 Its crashing declares concerning him, who is jealous with anger against iniquity. NIV 33 His thunder announces the coming storm; even the cattle make known its approach.