Job 22-37 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job
22 Then Eliphaz the Temanite [a]responded,
2 “Can a vigorous man be of use to God,
12 “Is not God in the height of heaven?
21 “[k]Yield now and be at peace with Him;
Job Says He Longs for God
23 Then Job [v]replied,
2 “Even today my complaint is rebellion;
8 “Behold, I go forward but He is not there,
Job Says God Seems to Ignore Wrongs
24 “Why are [ac]times not stored up by the Almighty,
13 “[ah]Others have been with those who rebel against the light;
18 “They are [aj]insignificant on the surface of the water;
Bildad Says Man Is Inferior
25 Then Bildad the Shuhite [ap]answered,
2 “Dominion and awe [aq]belong to Him
Job Rebukes Bildad
26 Then Job [ar]responded,
2 “What a help you are to [as]the weak!
The Greatness of God
5 “The [av]departed spirits tremble
Job Affirms His Righteousness
27 Then Job [bb]continued his discourse and said,
2 “As God lives, who has taken away my right,
The State of the Godless
7 “May my enemy be as the wicked
13 “This is the portion of a wicked man from God,
Job Tells of Earth’s Treasures
28 “Surely there is a [bo]mine for silver
The Search for Wisdom Is Harder
12 “But where can wisdom be found?
23 “God understands its way,
Job’s Past Was Glorious
29 And Job again took up his discourse and said,
2 “Oh that I were as in months gone by,
21 “To me they listened and waited,
Job’s Present State Is Humiliating
30 “But now those younger than I mock me,
9 “And now I have become their [cj]taunt,
16 “And now my soul is poured out [ct]within me;
24 “Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand,
Job Asserts His Integrity
31 “I have made a covenant with my eyes;
5 “If I have walked with falsehood,
9 “If my heart has been enticed by a woman,
13 “If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves
16 “If I have kept the poor from their desire,
24 “If I have put my confidence in gold,
29 “Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy,
38 “If my land cries out against me,
The words of Job are ended.
Elihu in Anger Rebukes Job
32 Then these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 2 But the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram burned; against Job his anger burned because he justified himself [ec]before God. 3 And his anger burned against his three friends because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. 4 Now Elihu had waited [ed]to speak to Job because they were years older than he. 5 And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men his anger burned.
6 So Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite [ee]spoke out and said,
“I am young in years and you are old;
11 “Behold, I waited for your words,
15 “They are dismayed, they no longer answer;
Elihu Claims to Speak for God
33 “However now, Job, please hear my speech,
8 “Surely you have spoken in my hearing,
13 “Why do you complain against Him
19 “[ez]Man is also chastened with pain on his bed,
23 “If there is an angel as mediator for him,
29 “Behold, God does all these [fb]oftentimes with men,
Elihu Vindicates God’s Justice
34 Then Elihu continued and said,
2 “Hear my words, you wise men,
10 “Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding.
16 “But if you have understanding, hear this;
21 “For His eyes are upon the ways of a man,
31 “For has anyone said to God,
Elihu Sharply Reproves Job
35 Then Elihu continued and said,
2 “Do you think this is according to justice?
9 “Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out;
Elihu Speaks of God’s Dealings with Men
36 Then Elihu continued and said,
2 “Wait for me a little, and I will show you
17 “But you were full of judgment on the wicked;
24 “Remember that you should exalt His work,
Elihu Says God Is Back of the Storm
37 “At this also my heart trembles,
14 “Listen to this, O Job,
21 “Now [gp]men do not see the light which is bright in the skies;
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