THE BOOK OF
Job 36 ©
Elihu goes on to demonstrate God’s righteousness, v. 1, etc. Which he does by the rehearsal of other properties and operations of God, 5. From the end of the same, 9. He applies this relation to Job’s case, 16. Whom he reproves and threatens with the wrath of God, 17. Exhorts him to repentance, 20. And to the magnifying of God’s works, 24. Whereof he produces some, 27.
ELIHU also proceeded, and said,
Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to 1speak on God's behalf.
I will fetch my knowledge 2from afar, and will 3ascribe righteousness to my 4Maker.
For truly my words shall not be false: 5he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.
Behold,a6God is mighty, and 7despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and 8wisdom.
He preserveth 9not the life of the wicked: but 10giveth right to the poor.
Heb withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings 11are they on the throne; yea,c he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.
And if they be bound 12in fetters, and be holden in cords 13of affliction;
Then he 14sheweth them their 15work, and their transgressions 16that they have exceeded.
He 17openeth also their ear to discipline, and 18commandeth that they return from iniquity.
If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in 19prosperity, and their years in 20pleasures.
But if they obey not, 21they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die 22without knowledge.
But 23the hypocrites in heart 24heap up wrath: they 25cry not when 26he bindeth them.
Theyd die in 27youth, and their life is among the 28unclean.
29He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and 30openeth their ears in oppression.
Even so would he have removed thee out of the 31strait into a 32broad place, where there is 33no straitness; 34ande that which should be set on thy table should be full of 35fatness.
But thou hast fulfilled the 36judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take 37hold on thee.
Because there is 38wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his 39stroke: then a great ransom 40cannot deliver thee.
Will he esteem thy riches? 41no, not gold, nor all the forces of 42strength.
43Desire not 44the night, when people 45are cut off in their place.
Take heed, regard not 46iniquity: 47for this hast thou chosen rather than 48affliction.
Behold, God 49exalteth by his power: who teacheth 50like him?
Whof hath 51enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thoug hast wrought iniquity?
Remember that thou 52magnify his work, which men 53behold.
54Every man may see it; man may behold it 55afar off.
Behold, God is 56great, and 57we know him not, neitherh can the number of his years be 58searched out.
59For he maketh small the drops 60of water: they pour down rain according to the 61vapour thereof:
62Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
Also can any understand the 63spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of 64his tabernacle?
Behold, 65he spreadeth his 66light upon 67it, and covereth the 68bottom of the sea.
Fori69by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.
With 70clouds 71he covereth the 72light; and 73commandeth it not to shine 74by the cloud that cometh betwixt.
75The noise 76thereof 77sheweth concerning it, 78the cattle also 79concerning the vapour.