Chapter 36

JOB.36:1 Elihu also proceeded and said:
JOB.36:2 “Bear with me a little, and I will show you That there are yet words to speak on God’s behalf.
JOB.36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar; I will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
JOB.36:4 For truly my words are not false; One who is perfect in knowledge is with you.
JOB.36:5 “Behold, God is mighty, but despises no one; He is mighty in strength of understanding.
JOB.36:6 He does not preserve the life of the wicked, But gives justice to the oppressed.
JOB.36:7 He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous; But they are on the throne with kings, For He has seated them forever, And they are exalted.
JOB.36:8 And if they are bound in fetters, Held in the cords of affliction,
JOB.36:9 Then He tells them their work and their transgressions-That they have acted defiantly.
JOB.36:10 He also opens their ear to instruction, And commands that they turn from iniquity.
JOB.36:11 If they obey and serve Him, They shall spend their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures.
JOB.36:12 But if they do not obey, They shall perish by the sword, And they shall die without knowledge.
JOB.36:13 “But the hypocrites in heart store up wrath; They do not cry for help when He binds them.
JOB.36:14 They die in youth, And their life ends among the perverted persons.
JOB.36:15 He delivers the poor in their affliction, And opens their ears in oppression.
JOB.36:16 “Indeed He would have brought you out of dire distress, Into a broad place where there is no restraint; And what is set on your table would be full of richness.
JOB.36:17 But you are filled with the judgment due the wicked; Judgment and justice take hold of you.
JOB.36:18 Because there is wrath, beware lest He take you away with one blow; For a large ransom would not help you avoid it.
JOB.36:19 Will your riches, Or all the mighty forces, Keep you from distress?
JOB.36:20 Do not desire the night, When people are cut off in their place.
JOB.36:21 Take heed, do not turn to iniquity, For you have chosen this rather than affliction.
JOB.36:22 “Behold, God is exalted by His power; Who teaches like Him?
JOB.36:23 Who has assigned Him His way, Or who has said, ‘You have done wrong’?
JOB.36:24 “Remember to magnify His work, Of which men have sung.
JOB.36:25 Everyone has seen it; Man looks on it from afar.
JOB.36:26 “Behold, God is great, and we do not know Him; Nor can the number of His years be discovered.
JOB.36:27 For He draws up drops of water, Which distill as rain from the mist,
JOB.36:28 Which the clouds drop down And pour abundantly on man.
JOB.36:29 Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of clouds, The thunder from His canopy?
JOB.36:30 Look, He scatters his light upon it, And covers the depths of the sea.
JOB.36:31 For by these He judges the peoples; He gives food in abundance.
JOB.36:32 He covers His hands with lightning, And commands it to strike.
JOB.36:33 His thunder declares it, The cattle also, concerning the rising storm.


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