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B. His second correction and refutation of Job 34:1-37
Job 34 :1 34:1 Then Elihu continued and said,
Job 34 :2 34:2 Hear my words, you wise men;
And you who know, give ear to me.
Job 34 :3 34:3 For the aear tries words
As the palate tastes food.
Job 34 :4 34:4 Let us choose for ourselves what is right;
Let us know among ourselves what is agood.
Job 34 :5 34:5 For Job has said, I am righteous,
And God has 1taken away my aright;
Job 34 :6 34:6 Should I lie against my right?
My arrow wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.
Job 34 :7 34:7 What man is like Job,
Who drinks up scoffing like water,
Job 34 :8 34:8 Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity
And walks with wicked men?
Job 34 :9 34:9 For he has said, It does not aprofit a man
To delight himself in God.
Job 34 :10 34:10 Therefore, you men of understanding, hear me:
Far be it from God that He would do evil,
And from the Almighty that He would commit iniquity.
Job 34 :11 34:11 For He will arender a man’s work to him
And will cause a man to find that which is according to his own way.
Job 34 :12 34:12 Indeed in all certainty God will not do evil,
And the Almighty will not pervert justice.
Job 34 :13 34:13 Who has ever put the aearth in His charge?
Or who has ever set in order the whole world?
Job 34 :14 34:14 If He were to consider Himself only,
He would gather back to Himself His aspirit and His breath;
Job 34 :15 34:15 All flesh would perish together,
And man would return to adust.
Job 34 :16 34:16 If then you have understanding, hear this;
Give ear to the voice of my words.
Job 34 :17 34:17 Shall one who hates justice govern?
And will you condemn the just and mighty One,
Job 34 :18 34:18 He who says to a king, You worthless one!
And to nobles, You wicked one!
Job 34 :19 34:19 He who does not arespect the persons of princes,
Nor regard the rich man more than the poor,
For they are all the work of His hands?
Job 34 :20 34:20 In a moment they die, and in the middle of the night
The people are shaken, and they pass away;
And the mighty are taken away, but by no human hand.
Job 34 :21 34:21 For His aeyes are upon the ways of a man,
And He sees all his steps.
Job 34 :22 34:22 There is no darkness and no shadow of death
Where the workers of iniquity may ahide themselves.
Job 34 :23 34:23 For He does not need to consider a man further,
That he should go to God in litigation.
Job 34 :24 34:24 He breaks mighty men in pieces without inquiry
And puts others in their stead.
Job 34 :25 34:25 Hence He knows their actions,
And He overturns them in the night so that they are crushed.
Job 34 :26 34:26 He strikes them as He would evil men,
In a place where all can see;
Job 34 :27 34:27 Because they turned aside from following after Him
And would not regard any of His ways,
Job 34 :28 34:28 So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him,
And He heard the cry of the afflicted.
Job 34 :29 34:29 When He is silent, who can condemn Him?
When He hides His face, who can behold Him?
He does so toward a nation and toward a man alike,
Job 34 :30 34:30 That no profane man would reign, that there would be no snares for the
people.
Job 34 :31 34:31 For has anyone ever said to God,
I have borne chastisement; I will offend no more;
Job 34 :32 34:32 What I do not see teach me;
If I have committed iniquity, I will do it no more?
Job 34 :33 34:33 Should He recompense to fit you, since you have rejected it?
For you must choose, and not I.
So speak what you know.
Job 34 :34 34:34 Men of understanding will say to me,
As well as the man of wisdom who hears me,
Job 34 :35 34:35 Job has spoken without knowledge,
And his words are without insight.
Job 34 :36 34:36 I wish that Job were tried to the limit
Because of his answering like evil men.
Job 34 :37 34:37 For he adds 1rebellion to his sin;
Among us he 2claps his hands
And multiplies his words against God.
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