1: Elihu also proceeded, and said, 2: Suffer me a little, and I will show thee that [I have] yet to speak on God's behalf. 3: I will bring my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. 4: For truly my words [shall] not [be] false: he that is perfect in knowledge [is] with thee. 5: Behold, God [is] mighty, and despiseth not [any]: [he is] mighty in strength [and] wisdom. 6: He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor. 7: He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings [are they] on the throne; yes, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted. 8: And if [they are] bound in fetters, [and] are held in cords of affliction; 9: Then he showeth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded. 10: He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity. 11: If they obey and serve [him], they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. 12: But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge. 13: But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them. 14: They die in youth, and their life [is] among the unclean. 15: He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression. 16: Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait [into] a broad place, where [there is] no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table [would be] full of fatness. 17: But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold [on thee]. 18: Because [there is] wrath, [beware] lest he take thee away with [his] stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee. 19: Will he esteem thy riches? [no], not gold, nor all the forces of strength. 20: Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place. 21: Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction. 22: Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him? 23: Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity? 24: Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold. 25: Every man may see it; man may behold [it] afar off. 26: Behold, God [is] great, and we know [him] not, neither can the number of his years be searched out. 27: For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapor of it. 28: Which the clouds do drop [and] distill upon man abundantly. 29: Also can [any] understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the noise of his tabernacle? 30: Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea. 31: For by them he judgeth the people; he giveth food in abundance. 32: With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it [not to shine] by [the] intervening [cloud]. 33: The noise of it showeth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapor.