Job 36

Job 36:1  
Elihu also continued, and said,

Job 36:2  
“Bear with me a little, and I will show you; for I still have something to say on God’s behalf.

Job 36:3  
I will get my knowledge from afar, and 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, and doesn’t despise anyone. He is mighty in strength of understanding.

Job 36:6  
He doesn’t preserve the life of the wicked, but gives justice to the afflicted.

Job 36:7  
He doesn’t withdraw his eyes from the righteous, but with kings on the throne, he sets them forever, and they are exalted.

Job 36:8  
If they are bound in fetters, and are taken in the cords of afflictions,

Job 36:9  
then he shows them their work, and their transgressions, that they have behaved themselves proudly.

Job 36:10  
He also opens their ears to instruction, and commands that they return from iniquity.

Job 36:11  
If they listen and serve him, they will spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

Job 36:12  
But if they don’t listen, they will perish by the sword; they will die without knowledge.

Job 36:13  
“But those who are godless in heart lay up anger. They don’t cry for help when he binds them.

Job 36:14  
They die in youth. Their life perishes among the unclean.

Job 36:15  
He delivers the afflicted by their affliction, and opens their ear in oppression.

Job 36:16  
Yes, he would have allured you out of distress, into a wide place, where there is no restriction. That which is set on your table would be full of fatness.

Job 36:17  
“But you are full of the judgment of the wicked. Judgment and justice take hold of you.

Job 36:18  
Don’t let riches entice you to wrath, neither let the great size of a bribe turn you aside.

Job 36:19  
Would your wealth sustain you in distress, or all the might of your strength?

Job 36:20  
Don’t desire the night, when people are cut off in their place.

Job 36:21  
Take heed, don’t regard iniquity; for you have chosen this rather than affliction.

Job 36:22  
Behold, God is exalted in his power. Who is a teacher like him?

Job 36:23  
Who has prescribed his way for him? Or who can say, ‘You have committed unrighteousness?’

Job 36:24  
“Remember that you magnify his work, about which men have sung.

Job 36:25  
All men have looked on it. Man sees it afar off.

Job 36:26  
Behold, God is great, and we don’t know him. The number of his years is unsearchable.

Job 36:27  
For he draws up the drops of water, which distill in rain from his vapor,

Job 36:28  
which the skies pour down and which drop on man abundantly.

Job 36:29  
Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds and the thunderings of his pavilion?

Job 36:30  
Behold, he spreads his light around him. He covers the bottom of the sea.

Job 36:31  
For by these he judges the people. He gives food in abundance.

Job 36:32  
He covers his hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark.

Job 36:33  
Its noise tells about him, and the livestock also, concerning the storm that comes up.

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