1: And Elihu proceeded and said, 2: Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet words for God. 3: I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Creator. 4: For truly my words shall be no falsehood: one perfect in knowledge is with thee. 5: Lo, God is mighty, but despiseth not [any]; mighty in strength of understanding: 6: He saveth not the wicked alive; but he doeth justice to the afflicted. 7: He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous, but with kings on the throne doth he even set them for ever; and they are exalted. 8: And if, bound in fetters, they be held in cords of affliction, 9: Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions, because they have increased. 10: And he openeth their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity. 11: If they hearken and serve [him], they shall accomplish their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. 12: But if they hearken not, they shall pass away by the sword, and expire without knowledge. 13: But the godless in heart heap up anger; they cry not when he bindeth them: 14: Their soul dieth in youth, and their life is among the unclean. 15: But he delivereth the afflicted in his affliction, and openeth their ear in [their] oppression. 16: Even so would he have allured thee out of the jaws of distress into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and the supply of thy table [would be] full of fatness. 17: But thou art full of the judgments of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold [on thee]. 18: Because there is wrath, [beware] lest it take thee away through chastisement: then a great ransom could not avail thee. 19: Will he esteem thy riches? Not gold, nor all the resources of strength! 20: Desire not the night, when peoples are cut off from their place. 21: Take heed, turn not to iniquity; for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction. 22: Lo, God is exalted in his power: who teacheth as he? 23: Who hath appointed him his way? or who hath said, Thou hast wrought unrighteousness? 24: Remember that thou magnify his work, which men celebrate. 25: All men look at it; man beholdeth [it] afar off. 26: Lo, God is great, and we comprehend [him] not, neither can the number of his years be searched out. 27: For he draweth up the drops of water: they distil in rain from the vapour which he formeth, 28: Which the skies pour down [and] drop upon man abundantly. 29: But can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the crashing of his pavilion? 30: Lo, he spreadeth his light around him, and covereth the bottom of the sea. 31: For with them he judgeth the peoples; he giveth food in abundance. 32: [His] hands he covereth with lightning, and commandeth it where it is to strike. 33: His thundering declareth concerning him; the cattle even, concerning its coming.