Then Elihu said:
"Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me,1 you men of learning.
For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food.2
Let us discern for ourselves what is right;3 let us learn together what is good.4
"Job says, 'I am innocent,5 but God denies me justice.6
Although I am right, I am considered a liar;7 although I am guiltless,8 his arrow inflicts an incurable wound.'9
What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water?10
He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with wicked men.11
For he says, 'It profits a man nothing when he tries to please God.'12
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