Job 361599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
36 1 Elihu showeth the power of God. 6 And his justice. 9 And wherefore he punisheth. 13 The property of the wicked.
1 Elihu also proceeded and said,
2 Suffer me a little and I will instruct thee: for I have yet to speak on God’s behalf.
3 I will fetch [a]my knowledge afar off, and will attribute righteousness unto my maker.
4 For truly my words shall not be false, and he that is [b]perfect in knowledge, speaketh with thee.
5 Behold, the mighty God casteth away none that is [c]mighty and valiant of courage.
6 He [d]maintaineth not the wicked, but he giveth judgment to the afflicted.
7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous, but they are with [e]kings in the throne, where he placeth them forever: thus they are exalted.
8 And if they be bound in fetters and tied with the cords of affliction,
9 Then will he show them their [f]work and their sins, because they have been proud.
10 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth them that they return from iniquity.
11 If they obey and serve him, they shall end their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures:
12 But if they will not obey, they shall pass by the sword and perish [g]without knowledge.
14 Their soul dieth in [j]youth, and their life among the whoremongers.
15 He delivereth the poor in his afflictions, and openeth their ear in trouble.
16 Even so would he have taken thee out of the straight place into a broad place, and not shut up beneath: and [k]that which resteth upon thy table had been full of fat.
17 But thou art full of the [l]judgment of the wicked, though judgment and equity maintain all things.
18 [m]For God’s wrath is, lest he should take thee away in thine abundance: for no multitude of gifts can deliver thee.
19 Will he regard thy riches? he regardeth not gold, nor all them that excel in strength.
20 [n]Be not careful in the night, how he destroyeth the people out of their place.
21 Take thou heed: look not to [o]iniquity: for thou hast chosen it rather than affliction.
22 Behold, God exalteth by his power: what teacher is like him?
23 Who hath appointed to him his way? or who can say, Thou hast done wickedly?
24 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.
25 All men see it, and men behold it [p]afar off.
26 Behold, God is excellent, [q]and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
27 When he restraineth the drops of water, the rain [r]poureth down by the vapor thereof,
28 Which rain the clouds do drop and let fall abundantly upon man.
29 Who can know the divisions of the clouds, and the thunders of his [s]Tabernacle?
31 For thereby he judgeth [v]the people, and giveth meat abundantly.
32 He covereth the light with the clouds, and commanded them to go [w]against it.
33 [x]His companion showeth him therefore, and there is anger in rising up.
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