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Job 34 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:1 - Then Eli'hu said:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:2 - "Hear my words, you wise men, and give ear 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 what is right; let us determine among ourselves what is good.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:5 - For Job has said, 'I am innocent, and God has taken away my right;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:6 - in spite of my right I am counted a liar; my wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:7 - What man is like Job, who drinks up scoffing like water,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:8 - who goes in company with evildoers and walks with wicked men?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:9 - For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing that he should take delight in God.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:10 - "Therefore, hear me, you men of understanding, far be it from God that he should do wickedness, and from the Almighty that he should do wrong.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:11 - For according to the work of a man he will requite him, and according to his ways he will make it befall him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:12 - Of a truth, God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:13 - Who gave him charge over the earth and who laid on him the whole world?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:14 - If he should take back his spirit to himself, and gather to himself his breath,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:15 - all flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:16 - "If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:17 - Shall one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:18 - who says to a king, 'Worthless one,' and to nobles, 'Wicked man';
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:19 - who shows no partiality to princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:20 - In a moment they die; at midnight the people are shaken and pass away, and the mighty are taken away by no human 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 gloom or deep darkness where evildoers may hide themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:23 - For he has not appointed a time for any man to go before God in judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:24 - He shatters the mighty without investigation, and sets others in their place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:25 - Thus, knowing their works, he overturns them in the night, and they are crushed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:26 - He strikes them for their wickedness in the sight of men,
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 he heard the cry of the afflicted--
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:29 - When he is quiet, who can condemn? When he hides his face, who can behold him, whether it be a nation or a man?--
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:30 - that a godless man should not reign, that he should not ensnare the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:31 - "For has any one said to God, 'I have borne chastisement; I will not offend any more;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:32 - teach me what I do not see; if I have done iniquity, I will do it no more'?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:33 - Will he then make requital to suit you, because you reject 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 the wise man who hears me will say:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:35 - 'Job speaks without knowledge, his words are without insight.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:36 - Would that Job were tried to the end, 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."

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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