Job 34:16-30 NIV

16 "If you have understanding,1 hear this; listen to what I say.2

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      17 Can he who hates justice govern?3 Will you condemn the just and mighty One?4

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      18 Is he not the One who says to kings, 'You are worthless,' and to nobles,5 'You are wicked,'6

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      19 who shows no partiality7 to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor,8 for they are all the work of his hands?9

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      20 They die in an instant, in the middle of the night;10 the people are shaken and they pass away; the mighty are removed without human hand.11

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      21 "His eyes are on the ways of men;12 he sees their every step.13

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      22 There is no dark place,14 no deep shadow,15 where evildoers can hide.16

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      23 God has no need to examine men further,17 that they should come before him for judgment.18

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      24 Without inquiry he shatters19 the mighty20 and sets up others in their place.21

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      25 Because he takes note of their deeds,22 he overthrows them in the night23 and they are crushed.24

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      26 He punishes them for their wickedness25 where everyone can see them,

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      27 because they turned from following him26 and had no regard for any of his ways.27

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      28 They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy.28

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      29 But if he remains silent,29 who can condemn him?30 If he hides his face,31 who can see him? Yet he is over man and nation alike,32

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      30 to keep a godless33 man from ruling,34 from laying snares for the people.35

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