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 ourselves what is right; let us know among ourselves what is good! 5: For Job hath said, I am righteous, and God hath taken away my judgment: 6: Should I lie against my right? My wound is incurable without transgression. 7: What man is like Job? he drinketh up scorning like water, 8: And goeth in company with workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men. 9: For he hath said, It profiteth not a man if he delight himself in God. 10: Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: Far be wickedness from God, and wrong from the Almighty! 11: For a man's work will he render to him, and cause every one to find according to [his] way. 12: Yea, surely, God acteth not wickedly, and the Almighty perverteth not judgment. 13: Who hath entrusted to him the earth? and who hath disposed the whole world? 14: If he only thought of himself, [and] gathered unto him his spirit and his breath, 15: All flesh would expire together, and man would return to the dust. 16: If now [thou hast] understanding, hear this: give ear to the voice of my words! 17: Should he that hateth right indeed govern? and wilt thou condemn the All-just? 18: Shall one say to a king, Belial? to nobles, Wicked? 19: [How then to him] that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich man more than the poor? for they are all the work of his hands. 20: In a moment they die, even at midnight the people are convulsed and pass away; and the strong are taken away without hand. 21: For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his steps. 22: There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. 23: For he doth not long consider a man, to bring him before God in judgment. 24: He breaketh in pieces mighty men without inquiry, and setteth others in their stead; 25: Since he knoweth their actions; and he overthroweth [them] in the night, and they are crushed. 26: He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others, 27: Because they have turned back from him, and would consider none of his ways; 28: So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted. 29: When he giveth quietness, who then will disturb? and when he hideth [his] face, who shall behold him? and this towards a nation, or towards a man alike; 30: That the ungodly man reign not, that the people be not ensnared. 31: For hath he said unto God, I bear [chastisement], I will not offend; 32: What I see not, teach thou me; if I have done wrong, I will do so no more? 33: Shall he recompense according to thy mind? for thou hast refused [his judgment]; for thou so choosest, and not I; speak then what thou knowest. 34: Men of understanding will say to me, and a wise man who heareth me: 35: Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were not with intelligence. 36: Would that Job may be tried unto the end, because of [his] answers after the manner of evil men! 37: For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth [his hands] among us, and multiplieth his words against God.