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Job 34

ESV 1 Then Elihu answered and said: NIV 1 Then Elihu said: ESV 2 "Hear my words, you wise men, and give ear to me, you who know; NIV 2 “Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning. ESV 3 for the ear tests words as the palate tastes food. NIV 3 For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food. ESV 4 Let us choose what 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. ESV 5 For Job has said, 'I am in the right, and God has taken away my right; NIV 5 “Job says, ‘I am innocent, but God denies me justice. ESV 6 in spite of my right I am counted a liar; my wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.' NIV 6 Although I am right, I am considered a liar; although I am guiltless, his arrow inflicts an incurable wound.’ ESV 7 What man is like Job, who drinks up scoffing like water, NIV 7 Is there anyone like Job, who drinks scorn like water? ESV 8 who travels in company with evildoers and walks with wicked men? NIV 8 He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with the wicked. ESV 9 For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing that he should take delight in God.' NIV 9 For he says, ‘There is no profit in trying to please God.’ ESV 10 "Therefore, hear me, you men of understanding: far be it from God that he should do wickedness, and from the Almighty that he should do wrong. NIV 10 “So listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do evil, from the Almighty to do wrong. ESV 11 For according to the work of a man he will repay him, and according to his ways he will make it befall him. NIV 11 He repays everyone for what they have done; he brings on them what their conduct deserves. ESV 12 Of a truth, God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice. NIV 12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice. ESV 13 Who gave him charge over the earth, and who laid on him the whole world? NIV 13 Who appointed him over the earth? Who put him in charge of the whole world? ESV 14 If he should set his heart to it and gather to himself his spirit and his breath, NIV 14 If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit and breath, ESV 15 all flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust. NIV 15 all humanity would perish together and mankind would return to the dust. ESV 16 "If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say. NIV 16 “If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say. ESV 17 Shall one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty, NIV 17 Can someone who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One? ESV 18 who says to a king, 'Worthless one,' and to nobles, 'Wicked man,' NIV 18 Is he not the One who says to kings, ‘You are worthless,’ and to nobles, ‘You are wicked,’ ESV 19 who shows no partiality to princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor, for they are all 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? ESV 20 In a moment they die; at midnight the people are shaken and pass away, and the mighty are taken away by no human 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. ESV 21 "For his eyes are on the ways of a man, and he sees all his steps. NIV 21 “His eyes are on the ways of mortals; he sees their every step. ESV 22 There is no gloom or deep darkness where evildoers may hide themselves. NIV 22 There is no deep shadow, no utter darkness, where evildoers can hide. ESV 23 For God has no need to consider a man further, that he should go before God in judgment. NIV 23 God has no need to examine people further, that they should come before him for judgment. ESV 24 He shatters the mighty without investigation and sets others in their place. NIV 24 Without inquiry he shatters the mighty and sets up others in their place. ESV 25 Thus, knowing their works, he overturns them in the night, and they are crushed. NIV 25 Because he takes note of their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed. ESV 26 He strikes them for their wickedness in a place for all to see, NIV 26 He punishes them for their wickedness where everyone can see them, ESV 27 because they turned aside from following him and had no regard for any of his ways, NIV 27 because they turned from following him and had no regard for any of his ways. ESV 28 so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him, and 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. ESV 29 When he is quiet, who can condemn? When he hides his face, who can behold him, whether it be a nation or 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 individual and nation alike, ESV 30 that a godless man should not reign, that he should not ensnare the people. NIV 30 to keep the godless from ruling, from laying snares for the people. ESV 31 "For has anyone said to God, 'I have borne punishment; I will not offend any more; NIV 31 “Suppose someone says to God, ‘I am guilty but will offend no more. ESV 32 teach me what I do not 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.’ ESV 33 Will he then make repayment to suit you, because you reject it? For you must choose, and not I; therefore declare 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. ESV 34 Men of understanding will say to me, and the wise man who hears me will say: NIV 34 “Men of understanding declare, wise men who hear me say to me, ESV 35 'Job speaks without knowledge; his words are without insight.' NIV 35 ‘Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.’ ESV 36 Would that Job were tried to the end, because he answers like wicked men. NIV 36 Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost for answering like a wicked man! ESV 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.”

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