The Darby Bible
Job, Chapter 34

   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.

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