Job 36
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1And Elihu adds and says:

2“Honor me a little, and I show you, || That yet for God [are] words.

3I lift up my knowledge from afar, || And I ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

4For my words [are] truly not false, || The perfect in knowledge [is] with you.

5Behold, God [is] mighty, and does not despise, || Mighty [in] power [and] heart.

6He does not revive the wicked, || And appoints the judgment of the poor;

7He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous, || And [from] kings on the throne, || And causes them to sit forever, and they are high,

8And if prisoners in chains || They are captured with cords of affliction,

9Then He declares to them their work, || And their transgressions, || Because they have become mighty,

10And He uncovers their ear for instruction, || And commands that they turn back from iniquity.

11If they hear and serve, || They complete their days in good, || And their years in pleasantness.

12And if they do not listen, || They pass away by the dart, || And expire without knowledge.

13And the profane in heart set the face, || They do not cry when He has bound them.

14Their soul dies in youth, || And their life among the defiled.

15He draws out the afflicted in his affliction, || And uncovers their ear in oppression.

16And He also moved you from a narrow place || [To] a broad place—no constriction under it, || And the sitting beyond of your table has been full of fatness.

17And you have fulfilled the judgment of the wicked, || Judgment and justice are upheld because of fury,

18Lest He move you with a stroke, || And the abundance of an atonement not turn you aside.

19Does He value your riches? He has gold, and all the forces of power.

20Do not desire the night, || For the going up of peoples in their stead.

21Take heed—do not turn to iniquity, || For you have fixed on this || Rather than [on] affliction.

22Behold, God sits on high by His power, || Who [is] like Him—a teacher?

23Who has appointed to Him His way? And who said, You have done iniquity?

24Remember that you magnify His work || That men have beheld.

25All men have looked on it, || Man looks attentively from afar.

26Behold, God [is] high, || And we do not know the number of His years, || Indeed, there [is] no searching.

27When He diminishes droppings of the waters, || They refine rain according to its vapor,

28Which clouds drop, || They distill on man abundantly.

29Indeed, do [any] understand || The spreadings out of a cloud? The noises of His dwelling place?

30Behold, He has spread His light over it, || And He has covered the roots of the sea,

31For He judges peoples by them, || He gives food in abundance.

32By two palms He has covered the light, || And lays a charge over it in meeting,

33His shout shows it, || The livestock also, the rising [storm].”

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