JOB - Chapter 34

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