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Job 36 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:1 - Elihu said further:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:2 - "Be patient with me a little longer and I will instruct you, for I still have words to speak on God's behalf.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:3 - With my knowledge I will speak comprehensively, and to my Creator I will ascribe righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:4 - For in truth, my words are not false; it is one complete in knowledge who is with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:5 - Indeed, God is mighty; and he does not despise people, he is mighty, and firm in his intent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:6 - He does not allow the wicked to live, but he gives justice to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:7 - He does not take his eyes off the righteous; but with kings on the throne he seats the righteous and exalts them forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:8 - But if they are bound in chains, and held captive by the cords of affliction,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:9 - then he reveals to them what they have done, and their transgressions, that they were behaving proudly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:10 - And he reveals this for correction, and says that they must turn from evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:11 - If they obey and serve him, they live out their days in prosperity and their years in pleasantness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:12 - But if they refuse to listen, they pass over the river of death, and expire without knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:13 - The godless at heart nourish anger, they do not cry out even when he binds them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:14 - They die in their youth, and their life ends among the male cultic prostitutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:15 - He delivers the afflicted by their afflictions, he reveals himself to them by their suffering.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:16 - And surely, he drew you from the mouth of distress, to a wide place, unrestricted, and to the comfort of your table filled with rich food.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:17 - But now you are preoccupied with the judgment due the wicked, judgment and justice take hold of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:18 - Be careful that no one entices you with riches; do not let a large bribe turn you aside.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:19 - Would your wealth sustain you, so that you would not be in distress, even all your mighty efforts?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:20 - Do not long for the cover of night to drag people away from their homes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:21 - Take heed, do not turn to evil, for because of this you have been tested by affliction.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:22 - Indeed, God is exalted in his power; who is a teacher like him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:23 - Who has prescribed his ways for him? Or said to him, 'You have done what is wicked'?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:24 - Remember to extol his work, which people have praised in song.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:25 - All humanity has seen it; people gaze on it from afar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:26 - "Yes, God is great - beyond our knowledge! The number of his years is unsearchable.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:27 - He draws up drops of water; they distill the rain into its mist,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:28 - which the clouds pour down and shower on humankind abundantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:29 - Who can understand the spreading of the clouds, the thunderings of his pavilion?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:30 - See how he scattered his lightning about him; he has covered the depths of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:31 - It is by these that he judges the nations and supplies food in abundance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:32 - With his hands he covers the lightning, and directs it against its target.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:33 - His thunder announces the coming storm, the cattle also, concerning the storm's approach.

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