Chapter 34 :: Job
Job 34:1 - Furthermore Elihu answered and said,
Job 34:2 - Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.
Job 34:3 - For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.
Job 34:4 - Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.
Job 34:5 - For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.
Job 34:6 - Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.
Job 34:7 - What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?
Job 34:8 - Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.
Job 34:9 - For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
Job 34:10 - 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.
Job 34:11 - For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
Job 34:12 - Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
Job 34:13 - Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the whole world?
Job 34:14 - If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;
Job 34:15 - All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.
Job 34:16 - If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.
Job 34:17 - Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?
Job 34:18 - Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?
Job 34:19 - 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.
Job 34:20 - 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.
Job 34:21 - For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.
Job 34:22 - There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
Job 34:23 - For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.
Job 34:24 - He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.
Job 34:25 - Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.
Job 34:26 - He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
Job 34:27 - Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:
Job 34:28 - So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.
Job 34:29 - 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:
Job 34:30 - That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.
Job 34:31 - Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:
Job 34:32 - That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
Job 34:33 - 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.
Job 34:34 - Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.
Job 34:35 - Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.
Job 34:36 - My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men.
Job 34:37 - For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God.