Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

Job 36 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles

Elihu Extols God’s Greatness

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:1 - And Elihu continued, and said:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:2 - “Bear with me a little, and I will show you,
for I have yet something to say on God’s behalf.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:3 - I will get my knowledge from afar
and ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:4 - For truly my words are not false;
one who is perfect in knowledge is with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:5 - “Behold, God is mighty, and does not despise any;
he is mighty in strength of understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:6 - He does not keep the wicked alive,
but gives the afflicted their right.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:7 - He does not withdraw his eyes from the righteous,
but with kings on the throne
he sets them forever, and they are exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:8 - And if they are bound in chains
and caught in the cords of affliction,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:9 - then he declares to them their work
and their transgressions, that they are behaving arrogantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:10 - He opens their ears to instruction
and commands that they return from iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:11 - If they listen and serve him,
they complete their days in prosperity,
and their years in pleasantness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:12 - But if they do not listen, they perish by the sword
and die without knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:13 - “The godless in heart cherish anger;
they do not cry for help when he binds them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:14 - They die in youth,
and their life ends among the cult prostitutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:15 - He delivers the afflicted by their affliction
and opens their ear by adversity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:16 - He 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:17 - “But you are full of the judgment on the wicked;
judgment and justice seize you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:18 - Beware lest wrath entice you into scoffing,
and let not the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:19 - Will your cry for help avail to keep you from distress,
or all the force of your strength?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:20 - Do not long for the night,
when peoples vanish in their place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:21 - Take care; do not turn to iniquity,
for this you have chosen rather than affliction.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:22 - Behold, God is exalted in his power;
who is a teacher like him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:23 - Who has prescribed for him his way,
or who can say, ‘You have done wrong’?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:24 - “Remember to extol his work,
of which men have sung.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:25 - All mankind has looked on it;
man beholds it from afar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:26 - Behold, God is great, and we know him not;
the number of his years is unsearchable.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:27 - For he draws up the drops of water;
they distill his mist in rain,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:28 - which the skies pour down
and drop on mankind abundantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:29 - Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds,
the thunderings of his pavilion?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:30 - Behold, he scatters his lightning about him
and covers the roots of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:31 - For by these he judges peoples;
he gives food in abundance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:32 - He covers his hands with the lightning
and commands it to strike the mark.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:33 - Its crashing declares his presence;[fn]
the cattle also declare that he rises.
ESV Footnotes
Hebrew declares concerning him

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

See detailed copyright information.

For more information on this translation, see the ESV Preface.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan