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Job Chapter 36 (Index)

001  Elihu also proceeded, and said,

002  Suffer me a little, and I will show thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.

003  I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

004  For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.

005  Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

006  He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.

007  He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.

008  And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;

009  Then he showeth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.

010  He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.

011  If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

012  But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

013  But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them.

014  They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.

015  He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.

016  Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.

017  But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on thee.

018  Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

019  Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.

020  Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.

021  Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

022  Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?

023  Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?

024  Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.

025  Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.

026  Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.

027  For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:

028  Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.

029  Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?

030  Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.

031  For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.

032  With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.

033  The noise thereof showeth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.