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Job Chapter 34 (Index)

001  Furthermore Elihu answered and said,

002  Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

003  For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.

004  Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.

005  For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.

006  Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.

007  What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

008  Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.

009  For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

010  Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

011  For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.

012  Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

013  Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the whole world?

014  If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;

015  All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.

016  If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.

017  Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?

018  Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?

019  How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.

020  In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.

021  For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.

022  There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

023  For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.

024  He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.

025  Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

026  He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

027  Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:

028  So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.

029  When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

030  That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.

031  Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:

032  That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.

033  Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.

034  Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.

035  Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.

036  My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men.

037  For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God.