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Job 34 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Elihu Vindicates God's Justice

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:1 - Then Elihu continued and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:2 - “Hear my words, you wise men,
And listen to me, you who know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:3 - “For the ear tests words
As the palate tastes food.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:4 - “Let us choose for ourselves what is right;
Let us know among ourselves what is good.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:5 - “For Job has said, ‘I am righteous,
But God has taken away my right;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:6 - [fn]Should I lie concerning my right?
My [fn]wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:7 - “What man is like Job,
Who drinks up derision like water,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:8 - Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity,
And walks with wicked men?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:9 - “For he has said, ‘It profits a man nothing
When he [fn]is pleased with God.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:10 - “Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding.
Far be it from God to do wickedness,
And from the Almighty to do wrong.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:11 - “For He pays a man according to his work,
And makes [fn]him find it according to his way.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:12 - “Surely, God will not act wickedly,
And the Almighty will not pervert justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:13 - “Who gave Him authority over the earth?
And who has laid on Him the whole world?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:14 - “If He should [fn]determine to do so,
If He should gather to Himself His spirit and His breath,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:15 - All flesh would perish together,
And man would return to dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:16 - “But if you have understanding, hear this;
Listen to the sound of my words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:17 - “Shall one who hates justice rule?
And will you condemn the righteous mighty One,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:18 - Who says to a king, ‘Worthless one,’
To nobles, ‘Wicked ones’;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:19 - Who shows no partiality to princes
Nor regards the rich above the poor,
For they all are the work of His hands?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:20 - “In a moment they die, and at midnight
People are shaken and pass away,
And the mighty are taken away without a hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:21 - “For His eyes are upon the ways of a man,
And He sees all his steps.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:22 - “There is no darkness or deep shadow
Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:23 - “For He does not need to consider a man further,
That he should go before God in judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:24 - “He breaks in pieces mighty men without inquiry,
And sets others in their place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:25 - “Therefore He knows their works,
And He overthrows them in the night,
And they are crushed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:26 - “He strikes them like the wicked
[fn]In a public place,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:27 - Because they turned aside from following Him,
And had no regard for any of His ways;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:28 - So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him,
And that He might hear the cry of the afflicted—
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:29 - When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn?
And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him,
That is, in regard to both nation and man?—
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:30 - So that godless men would not rule
Nor be snares of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:31 - “For has anyone said to God,
‘I have borne chastisement;
I will not offend anymore;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:32 - Teach me what I do not see;
If I have done iniquity,
I will not do it again’?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:33 - “Shall He recompense on your terms, because you have rejected it?
For you must choose, and not I;
Therefore declare what you know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:34 - “Men of understanding will say to me,
And a wise man who hears me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:35 - ‘Job speaks without knowledge,
And his words are without wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:36 - ‘Job ought to be tried [fn]to the limit,
Because he answers like wicked men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:37 - ‘For he adds rebellion to his sin;
He claps his hands among us,
And multiplies his words against God.’”
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, Although I am right I am accounted a liar
Literally: arrow
Or, takes delight in God
Literally: a man
Literally: set His mind on Himself
Literally: In the place of the ones seeing
Or, to the end

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