1: Elihu also proceeded, and said, 2: Suffer me a little, and I will show thee; For I have yet somewhat to say on God's behalf. 3: I will fetch my knowledge from afar, And will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. 4: For truly my words are not false: One that is perfect in knowledge is with thee. 5: Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: He is mighty in strength of understanding. 6: He preserveth not the life of the wicked, But giveth to the afflicted [their] right. 7: He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: But with kings upon the throne He setteth them for ever, and they are exalted. 8: And if they be bound in fetters, And be taken in the cords of afflictions; 9: Then he showeth them their work, And their transgressions, that they have behaved themselves proudly. 10: He openeth also their ear to instruction, And commandeth that they return from iniquity. 11: If they hearken and serve [him], They shall spend their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures. 12: But if they hearken not, they shall perish by the sword, And they shall die without knowledge. 13: But they that are godless in heart lay up anger: They cry not for help when he bindeth them. 14: They die in youth, And their life [perisheth] among the unclean. 15: He delivereth the afflicted by their affliction, And openeth their ear in oppression. 16: Yea, he would have allured thee out of distress Into a broad place, where there is no straitness; And that which is set on thy table would be full of fatness. 17: But thou art full of the judgment of the wicked: Judgment and justice take hold [on thee]. 18: For let not wrath stir thee up against chastisements; Neither let the greatness of the ransom turn thee aside. 19: Will thy cry avail, [that thou be] not in distress, Or all the forces of [thy] strength? 20: Desire not the night, When peoples are cut off in their place. 21: Take heed, regard not iniquity: For this hast thou chosen rather than affliction. 22: Behold, God doeth loftily in his power: Who is a teacher like unto him? 23: Who hath enjoined him his way? Or who can say, Thou hast wrought unrighteousness? 24: Remember that thou magnify his work, Whereof men have sung. 25: All men have looked thereon; Man beholdeth it afar off. 26: Behold, God is great, and we know him not; The number of his years is unsearchable. 27: For he draweth up the drops of water, Which distil in rain from his vapor, 28: Which the skies pour down And drop upon man abundantly. 29: Yea, can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, The thunderings of his pavilion? 30: Behold, he spreadeth his light around him; And he covereth the bottom of the sea. 31: For by these he judgeth the peoples; He giveth food in abundance. 32: He covereth his hands with the lightning, And giveth it a charge that it strike the mark. 33: The noise thereof telleth concerning him, The cattle also concerning [the storm] that cometh up.