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D. His final word to Job 36:1—37:24
Job 36 :1 36:1 And Elihu added this and said,
Job 36 :2 36:2 Bear with me a little, and I will show you;
For there is more to say for God.
Job 36 :3 36:3 I will bring my knowledge from afar
And will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
Job 36 :4 36:4 For truly my words are not false;
One perfect in 1knowledge is with you.
Job 36 :5 36:5 Indeed, God is mighty and does not despise;
He is mighty in strength of understanding.
Job 36 :6 36:6 He does not preserve the wicked man alive,
But gives justice to the afflicted.
Job 36 :7 36:7 He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous;
And with kings on the throne,
He sets them forever, and they are exalted.
Job 36 :8 36:8 And if they are bound in fetters,
If they are caught in the cords of affliction,
Job 36 :9 36:9 He shows them their work
And their transgressions, that they have acted arrogantly.
Job 36 :10 36:10 He also opens their ear to instruction
And commands that they return from iniquity.
Job 36 :11 36:11 If they hear and serve Him,
They will spend their days in prosperity
And their years in pleasantness.
Job 36 :12 36:12 But if they do not hear, they will pass away by the sword
And die without knowledge.
Job 36 :13 36:13 But those who are profane in heart alay up anger;
They do not cry for help when He binds them.
Job 36 :14 36:14 They die in youth,
And their life ends among the most defiled.
Job 36 :15 36:15 He rescues the afflicted by their affliction
And opens their ear through oppression.
Job 36 :16 36:16 Indeed He allures you from the jaws of distress
Into a spacious place, where there is no constraint;
And what is upon your table is full of fatness.
Job 36 :17 36:17 But you are filled with the judgment of the wicked;
Judgment and litigation have taken hold of you.
Job 36 :18 36:18 Beware lest wrath allures you into scoffing,
And do not let the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.
Job 36 :19 36:19 Will your cry keep you from being in distress,
Or all the forces of your strength?
Job 36 :20 36:20 Do not long for the night,
When people are taken from their place.
Job 36 :21 36:21 Take heed; do not turn toward iniquity;
For you have chosen this rather than affliction.
Job 36 :22 36:22 Indeed, God is exalted in His power:
Who is a teacher like Him?
Job 36 :23 36:23 Who has appointed His way for Him?
And who says, You have done wrong?
Job 36 :24 36:24 Remember to magnify His work,
Of which men sing.
Job 36 :25 36:25 All mankind has gazed on it;
Man beholds it from afar.
Job 36 :26 36:26 Indeed, God is great, and we do not know Him;
The number of His years we also cannot search out.
Job 36 :27 36:27 For He draws up the drops of water
Which distill into arain from His mist,
Job 36 :28 36:28 Which the skies pour down
And drop upon man abundantly.
Job 36 :29 36:29 Can they indeed understand the spreading of the clouds,
The thunderings of His pavilion?
Job 36 :30 36:30 Indeed, He scatters His lightning around Him
And covers the roots of the sea.
Job 36 :31 36:31 For by these He judges the peoples;
He gives afood in abundance.
Job 36 :32 36:32 He fills His hands with lightning
And commands it to strike the mark.
Job 36 :33 36:33 Its noise tells of Him;
The cattle as well tell concerning Him who is coming.
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