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Job 36 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Elihu Speaks of God’s Dealings with Mankind

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:1 - Then Elihu continued and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:2 - “Wait for me a little, and I will show you
That there [fn]is still more to be said on God’s behalf.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:3 - “I will bring 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 but does not reject anyone;
He is mighty in strength of understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:6 - “He does not keep the wicked alive,
But gives justice to the afflicted.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:7 - “He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous,
But with kings on the throne
He has seated them forever, and they are exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:8 - “And if they are bound in shackles,
And are caught in the snares of misery,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:9 - Then He declares to them their work
And their wrongdoings, that they have been arrogant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:10 - “He opens their ears to instruction,
And commands that they return from injustice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:11 - “If they listen and serve Him,
They will end their days in prosperity,
And their years in happiness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:12 - “But if they do not listen, they will [fn]perish by the sword,
And die without knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:13 - “But the godless in heart nurture anger;
They do not call for help when He binds them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:14 - [fn]They die in youth,
And their life perishes among the cult prostitutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:15 - “He rescues the afflicted in [fn]their misery,
And opens their ears in time of oppression.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:16 - “Then indeed, He induced you away from the mouth of distress,
And instead of it, a broad place with no constraint;
And your table was full of [fn]rich food.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:17 - “But you were full of judgment on the wicked;
Judgment and justice take hold of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:18 - Beware that wrath does not entice you to mockery;
And do not let the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:19 - “Will your cry for help keep you from distress,
Or all the exertions of your strength?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:20 - “Do not long for the night,
When people [fn]vanish in their places.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:21 - “Be careful, do not turn to evil,
For you preferred this to misery.
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 appointed Him His way,
And who has said, ‘You have done wrong’?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:24 - “Remember that you are to exalt His work,
Of which people have sung.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:25 - “All people have seen it;
Mankind looks at it from afar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:26 - “Behold, God is exalted, and we do not know Him;
The number of His years is unsearchable.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:27 - “For He draws up the drops of water;
They distill rain from its [fn]celestial stream,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:28 - Which clouds pour down;
They drip upon mankind abundantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:29 - “Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds,
The thundering of His [fn]pavilion?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:30 - “Behold, He spreads His [fn]lightning about Him,
And He covers the depths of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:31 - “For by them He judges peoples;
He gives food in abundance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:32 - “He covers His hands with the [fn]lightning,
And commands it to strike the target.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:33 - “Its thundering voice declares [fn]His presence;
The livestock also, concerning what is coming up.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit are yet words for God
Lit pass away
Lit Their soul dies
Lit his
Or fatness
Lit go up
Or mist
Lit booth
Lit light
Lit light
Lit concerning Him

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