Job 36:5-25

Divine discipline

5 Look, God is mighty and doesn't reject anyone; he is mighty in strength and mind.
6 He doesn't let the wicked live, but grants justice to the poor.
7 He doesn't avert his eyes from the righteous; he seats kings on thrones forever, and they are lifted up.
8 If they are tied with ropes, caught in cords of affliction,
9 he informs them about their offenses and their grave sins.
10 He opens their ears with discipline and commands them to turn from wrong.
11 If they listen and serve, they spend their days in plenty, their years contentedly.
12 But if they don't listen, they perish by the sword, breathe their last without understanding.
13 Those with impious hearts become furious; they don't cry out even though he binds them.
14 They die young; they are among the holy ones.
15 He saves the weak in their affliction, opens their ears through oppression.
16 Surely he draws you up from the brink of trouble to a wide place without distress; your table is set with rich food.
17 You are overly concerned about the case of the wicked; justice will be upheld in it.
18 Don't let them lure you with wealth; don't let a huge bribe mislead you.
19 Will he arrange your rescue from distress or from all your exertions of strength?
20 Don't wish for the night when people vanish from their place.
21 Take care; don't turn to evil because you've chosen it over affliction.
22 Look, God is inaccessible due to his power; who is a teacher like him?
23 Who has repaid him for his action, and who would ever say, "You've done wrong"?
24 Remember to praise his work that all of us have seen.
25 Every person has seen him; people can observe at great distance.