Job 36
Berean Study BibleEnglish Standard Version
1And Elihu continued and said:1And Elihu continued, and said:
2“Bear with me a little longer, and I will show you that there is more to be said on God’s behalf.2“Bear with me a little, and I will show you, for I have yet something to say on God’s behalf.
3I get my knowledge from afar, and I will ascribe justice to my Maker.3I will get my knowledge from afar and ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
4For truly my arguments are free of falsehood; one perfect in knowledge is with you.4For truly my words are not false; one who is perfect in knowledge is with you.
5Indeed God is mighty, but He despises no one; He is mighty in strength of understanding.5“Behold, God is mighty, and does not despise any; he is mighty in strength of understanding.
6He does not keep the wicked alive, but He grants justice to the afflicted.6He does not keep the wicked alive, but gives the afflicted their right.
7He does not take His eyes off the righteous, but He enthrones them with kings and exalts them forever.7He does not withdraw his eyes from the righteous, but with kings on the throne he sets them forever, and they are exalted.
8And if men are bound with chains, caught in cords of affliction,8And if they are bound in chains and caught in the cords of affliction,
9then He tells them their deeds and how arrogantly they have transgressed.9then he declares to them their work and their transgressions, that they are behaving arrogantly.
10He opens their ears to correction and commands that they turn from iniquity.10He opens their ears to instruction and commands that they return from iniquity.
11If they obey and serve Him, they will end their days in prosperity and their years in happiness.11If they listen and serve him, they complete their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasantness.
12But if they do not obey, they will perish by the sword and die without knowledge.12But if they do not listen, they perish by the sword and die without knowledge.
13The godless in heart harbor resentment; even when He binds them, they do not cry for help.13“The godless in heart cherish anger; they do not cry for help when he binds them.
14They die in their youth; and their life ends among the male cult prostitutes.14They die in youth, and their life ends among the cult prostitutes.
15God rescues the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ears in oppression.15He delivers the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ear by adversity.
16Indeed, He drew you from the jaws of distress to a spacious and broad place, to a table full of richness.16He also allured you out of distress into a broad place where there was no cramping, and what was set on your table was full of fatness.
17But now you are laden with the judgment due the wicked; judgment and justice have seized you.17“But you are full of the judgment on the wicked; judgment and justice seize you.
18Be careful that no one lures you with riches; do not let a large bribe lead you astray.18Beware lest wrath entice you into scoffing, and let not the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.
19Can your wealth or all your mighty effort keep you from distress?19Will your cry for help avail to keep you from distress, or all the force of your strength?
20Do not long for the night, when people vanish from their homes.20Do not long for the night, when peoples vanish in their place.
21Be careful not to turn to iniquity, for this you have preferred to affliction.21Take care; do not turn to iniquity, for this you have chosen rather than affliction.
22Behold, God is exalted in His power. Who is a teacher like Him?22Behold, God is exalted in his power; who is a teacher like him?
23Who has appointed His way for Him, or told Him, ‘You have done wrong’?23Who has prescribed for him his way, or who can say, ‘You have done wrong’?
24Remember to magnify His work, which men have praised in song.24“Remember to extol his work, of which men have sung.
25All mankind has seen it; men behold it from afar.25All mankind has looked on it; man beholds it from afar.
26Indeed, God is great—beyond our knowledge; the number of His years is unsearchable.26Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.
27For He draws up drops of water which distill the rain from the mist,27For he draws up the drops of water; they distill his mist in rain,
28which the clouds pour out and shower abundantly on mankind.28which the skies pour down and drop on mankind abundantly.
29Furthermore, who can understand how the clouds spread out, how the thunder roars from His pavilion?29Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, the thunderings of his pavilion?
30See how He scatters His lightning around Him and covers the depths of the sea.30Behold, he scatters his lightning about him and covers the roots of the sea.
31For by these He judges the nations and provides food in abundance.31For by these he judges peoples; he gives food in abundance.
32He fills His hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark.32He covers his hands with the lightning and commands it to strike the mark.
33The thunder declares His presence; even the cattle regard the rising storm.33Its crashing declares his presence; the cattle also declare that he rises.
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