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Job 34 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:1 - Elihu answered:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:2 - "Listen to my words, you wise men; hear me, you learned men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:3 - For the ear assesses words as the mouth tastes food.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:4 - Let us evaluate for ourselves what is right; let us come to know among ourselves what is good.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:5 - For Job says, 'I am innocent, but God turns away my right.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:6 - Concerning my right, should I lie? My wound is incurable, although I am without transgression.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:7 - What man is like Job, who drinks derision like water!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:8 - He goes about in company with evildoers, he goes along with wicked men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:9 - For he says, 'It does not profit a man when he makes his delight with God.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:10 - "Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do wickedness, from the Almighty to do evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:11 - For he repays a person for his work, and according to the conduct of a person, he causes the consequences to find him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:12 - Indeed, in truth, God does not act wickedly, and the Almighty does not pervert justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:13 - Who entrusted to him the earth? And who put him over the whole world?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:14 - If God were to set his heart on it, and gather in his spirit and his breath,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:15 - all flesh would perish together and human beings would return to dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:16 - "If you have understanding, listen to this, hear what I have to say.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:17 - Do you really think that one who hates justice can govern? And will you declare guilty the supremely righteous One,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:18 - who says to a king, 'Worthless man' and to nobles, 'Wicked men,'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:19 - who shows no partiality to princes, and does not take note of the rich more than the poor, because all of them are the work of his hands?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:20 - In a moment they die, in the middle of the night, people are shaken and they pass away. The mighty are removed effortlessly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:21 - For his eyes are on the ways of an individual, he observes all a person's steps.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:22 - There is no darkness, and no deep darkness, where evildoers can hide themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:23 - For he does not still consider a person, that he should come before God in judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:24 - He shatters the great without inquiry, and sets up others in their place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:25 - Therefore, he knows their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:26 - He strikes them for their wickedness, in a place where people can see,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:27 - because they have turned away from following him, and have not understood any of his ways,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:28 - so that they caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he hears the cry of the needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:29 - But if God is quiet, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, then who can see him? Yet he is over the individual and the nation alike,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:30 - so that the godless man should not rule, and not lay snares for the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:31 - "Has anyone said to God, 'I have endured chastisement, but I will not act wrongly any more.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:32 - Teach me what I cannot see. If I have done evil, I will do so no more.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:33 - Is it your opinion that God should recompense it, because you reject this? But you must choose, and not I, so tell us what you know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:34 - Men of understanding say to me - any wise man listening to me says -
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:35 - that Job speaks without knowledge and his words are without understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:36 - But Job will be tested to the end, because his answers are like those of wicked men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:37 - For he adds transgression to his sin; in our midst he claps his hands, and multiplies his words against God."

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