1: Moreover Elihu answered and said, 2: Hear my words, ye wise men; And give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge. 3: For the ear trieth words, As the palate tasteth food. 4: Let us choose for us that which is right: Let us know among ourselves what is good. 5: For Job hath said, I am righteous, And God hath taken away my right: 6: Notwithstanding my right I am [accounted] a liar; My wound is incurable, [though I am] without transgression. 7: What man is like Job, Who drinketh up scoffing like water, 8: Who goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, And walketh with wicked men? 9: For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing That he should delight himself with God. 10: Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: Far be it from God, that he should do wickedness, And from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity. 11: For the work of a man will he render unto him, And cause every man to find according to his ways. 12: Yea, of a surety, God will not do wickedly, Neither will the Almighty pervert justice. 13: Who gave him a charge over the earth? Or who hath disposed the whole world? 14: If he set his heart upon himself, [If] he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; 15: All flesh shall perish together, And man shall turn again unto dust. 16: If now [thou hast] understanding, hear this: Hearken to the voice of my words. 17: Shall even one that hateth justice govern? And wilt thou condemn him that is righteous [and] mighty?- 18: [Him] that saith to a king, [Thou art] vile, [Or] to nobles, [Ye are] wicked; 19: That respecteth not the persons of princes, Nor regardeth the rich more than the poor; For they all are the work of his hands. 20: In a moment they die, even at midnight; The people are shaken and pass away, And the mighty are taken away without hand. 21: For his eyes are upon the ways of a man, And he seeth all his goings. 22: There is no darkness, nor thick gloom, Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. 23: For he needeth not further to consider a man, That he should go before God in judgment. 24: He breaketh in pieces mighty men [in ways] past finding out, And setteth others in their stead. 25: Therefore he taketh knowledge of their works; And he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed. 26: He striketh them as wicked men In the open sight of others; 27: Because they turned aside from following him, And would not have regard in any of his ways: 28: So that they caused the cry of the poor to come unto him, And he heard the cry of the afflicted. 29: When he giveth quietness, who then can condemn? And when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? Alike whether [it be done] unto a nation, or unto a man: 30: That the godless man reign not, That there be none to ensnare the people. 31: For hath any said unto God, I have borne [chastisement], I will not offend [any more]: 32: That which I see not teach thou me: If I have done iniquity, I will do it no more? 33: Shall his recompense be as thou wilt, that thou refusest it? For thou must choose, and not I: Therefore speak what thou knowest. 34: Men of understanding will say unto me, Yea, every wise man that heareth me: 35: Job speaketh without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom. 36: Would that Job were tried unto the end, Because of his answering like wicked men. 37: For he addeth rebellion unto his sin; He clappeth his hands among us, And multiplieth his words against God.