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Job 36 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Then Elihu continued, saying:

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Be patient with me a little longer, and I will inform you,

for there is still more to be said on God’s behalf.

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I will get my knowledge from a distant place

and ascribe justice to my Maker.

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Indeed, my words are not false;

one who has complete knowledge is with you.

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Yes, God is mighty, but he despises no one;

he understands all things.[fn]

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He does not keep the wicked alive,

but he gives justice to the oppressed.

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He does not withdraw his gaze from the righteous,

but he seats them forever with enthroned kings,

and they are exalted.

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If people are bound with chains

and trapped by the cords of affliction,

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God tells them what they have done

and how arrogantly they have transgressed.

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He opens their ears to correction

and tells them to repent from iniquity.

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If they listen and serve him,

they will end their days in prosperity

and their years in happiness.

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But if they do not listen,

they will cross the river of death[fn]

and die without knowledge.

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Those who have a godless heart harbor anger;

even when God binds them, they do not cry for help.

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They die in their youth;

their life ends among male cult prostitutes.

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God rescues the afflicted by their affliction;

he instructs them by their torment.

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Indeed, he lured you from the jaws[fn] of distress

to a spacious and unconfined place.

Your table was spread with choice food.

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Yet now you are obsessed with the judgment due the wicked;

judgment and justice have seized you.

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Be careful that no one lures you with riches;[fn]

do not let a large ransom[fn] lead you astray.

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Can your wealth[fn] or all your physical exertion

keep you from distress?

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Do not long for the night

when nations will disappear from their places.

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Be careful that you do not turn to iniquity,

for that is why you have been tested by[fn] affliction.

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Look, God shows himself exalted by his power.

Who is a teacher like him?

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Who has appointed his way for him,

and who has declared, “You have done wrong”?

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Remember that you should praise his work,

which people have sung about.

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All mankind has seen it;

people have looked at it from a distance.

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Yes, God is exalted beyond our knowledge;

the number of his years cannot be counted.

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For he makes waterdrops evaporate;[fn]

they distill the rain into its[fn] mist,

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which the clouds pour out

and shower abundantly on mankind.

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Can anyone understand how the clouds spread out

or how the thunder roars from God’s pavilion?

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See how he spreads his lightning around him

and covers the depths of the sea.

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For he judges the nations with these;

he gives food in abundance.

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He covers his hands with lightning

and commands it to hit its mark.

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The[fn] thunder declares his presence;[fn]

the cattle also, the approaching storm.

CSB Footnotes
Lit he is mighty in strength of heart
Or will perish by the sword
Lit from a mouth of narrowness
Or you into mockery
Or bribe
Or cry for help
Or for you have preferred this to
Lit he draws in waterdrops
Or his
Lit His, or Its
Lit thunder announces concerning him or it

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