35:1 Elihu spake moreover, and said,
35:2 Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?
35:3 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
35:4 I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.
35:5 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.
35:6 If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
35:7 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
35:8 Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.
35:9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.
35:10 But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;
35:11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
35:12 There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.
35:13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
35:14 Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.
35:15 But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:
35:16 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge. JOB.
36:1 Elihu also proceeded, and said,
36:2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.
36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
36:4 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.
36:5 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.
36:6 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.
36:7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.
36:8 And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;
36:9 Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.
36:10 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.
36:11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
36:12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.
36:13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them.
36:14 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.
36:15 He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.
36:16 Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.
36:17 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on thee.
36:18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.
36:19 Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.
36:20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.
36:21 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.
36:22 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?
36:23 Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?
36:24 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.
36:25 Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.
36:26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
36:27 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:
36:28 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
36:29 Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?
36:30 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.
36:31 For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.
36:32 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.
36:33 The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour. JOB.
37:1 At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place.
37:2 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.
37:3 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.
37:4 After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.
37:5 God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
37:6 For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
37:7 He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.
37:8 Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.
37:9 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.
37:10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
37:11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:
37:12 And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.
37:13 He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.
37:14 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
37:15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
37:16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
37:17 How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?
37:18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
37:19 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.
37:20 Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.
37:21 And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.
37:22 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.
37:23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
37:24 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart. JOB.
38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
38:2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
38:3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
38:5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
38:6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
38:8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
38:9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
38:10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
38:11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
38:12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;
38:13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
38:14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.
38:15 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.
38:16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?
38:17 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
38:18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.
38:19 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
38:20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?
38:21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?
38:22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
38:23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
38:24 By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
38:25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;
38:26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;
38:27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
38:28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
38:29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?
38:30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
38:31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
38:32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
38:33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
38:34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?
38:35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto thee, Here we are?
38:36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
38:37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
38:38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
38:39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
38:40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?
38:41 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
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