Job

Job 34 ©

1Elihu chargeth Job with calling to account God's justice; 10whose sovereign perfections suffer him not to be unjust. 31Man ought to humble himself before God. 34Job is blamed for his rash discourses.

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FURTHERMORE Elihu answered and said,

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Hear my words, O aye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

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bFor the ear trieth words, as the 1mouth tasteth meat.

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Let us cchoose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.

c Ju. 19.30. 1Th. 5.21. ch. 29.16.
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For Job hath said, dI am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.

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eShould I lie against my right? 2my wound is incurable without transgression.

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What man is like Job, who fdrinketh up scorning like water?

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Which ggoeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.

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For he hath said, It hprofiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

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Therefore hearken unto me, ye 3men of understanding: ifar be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

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For the jwork of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find kaccording to his ways.

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Yea, lsurely God will not do wickedly, neither will mthe Almighty pervert judgment.

m ch. 8.3.
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Who nhath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed 4the whole world?

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If ohe set his heart 5upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;

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All pflesh shall perish together, and man qshall turn again unto dust.

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If now thou rhast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.

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Shall seven he that hateth right 6govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?

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tIs it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?

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How umuch less to him that vaccepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the wrich more than the poor? for they all are xthe work of his hands.

w Ja. 2.5.
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In ya moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and 7the mighty shall be taken away zwithout hand.

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For ahis eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.

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There is bno darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may chide themselves.

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For dhe will not lay upon man more than right; that he should 8enter into judgment with God.

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He shall ebreak in pieces mighty men 9without number, and set others in their *stead.

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Therefore he fknoweth their works, and he overturneth them gin the night, so that they are 10destroyed.

g v.20. Ps. 73.19,20. 1Th. 5.2,3.
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He striketh them as wicked men 11in the open sight of others;

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Because they hturned back 12from him, and would not iconsider any of his ways:

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So jthat they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he kheareth the cry of the afflicted.

j Ja. 5.4,8. Ex. 2.23,24; 3.7,9. Ps. 12.5; 34.6. ch. 35.9.
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When lhe giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he mhideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

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nThat the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.

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Surely oit is *meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:

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That pwhich I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, qI will do no more.

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13Should it be according to thy mind? he rwill recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.

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Let men 14of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.

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Job shath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.

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15My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of this answers for wicked men.

t ch. 12; 21; 24.
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For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he uclappeth his hands among us, and vmultiplieth his words against God.

v ch. 33.8-12; 35.2,3. v.5-7.