Job 35-37 New International Version (NIV)
35 Then Elihu said:
2 “Do you think this is just?
4 “I would like to reply to you
9 “People cry out under a load of oppression;
36 Elihu continued:
2 “Bear with me a little longer and I will show you
5 “God is mighty, but despises no one;
13 “The godless in heart harbor resentment;
16 “He is wooing you from the jaws of distress
22 “God is exalted in his power.
27 “He draws up the drops of water,
37 “At this my heart pounds
14 “Listen to this, Job;
19 “Tell us what we should say to him;
Job 35-37 The Message (MSG)
Elihu’s Third Speech
When God Makes Creation a Classroom
35 1-3 Elihu lit into Job again:
“Does this kind of thing make any sense?
4-8 “Well, I’m going to show you
9-15 “When times get bad, people cry out for help.
16 “Job, you talk sheer nonsense—
Those Who Learn from Their Suffering
36 1-4 Here Elihu took a deep breath, but kept going:
“Stay with me a little longer. I’ll convince you.
5-15 “It’s true that God is all-powerful,
Obsessed with Putting the Blame on God
16-21 “Oh, Job, don’t you see how God’s wooing you
22-25 “Do you have any idea how powerful God is?
No One Can Escape from God
26 “Take a long, hard look. See how great he is—infinite,
27-33 “He pulls water up out of the sea,
37 1-13 “Whenever this happens, my heart stops—
A Terrible Beauty Streams from God
14-18 “Job, are you listening? Have you noticed all this?
19-22 “If you’re so smart, give us a lesson in how to address God.
23-24 “Mighty God! Far beyond our reach!
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