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Job 34 (WEBP)

[1] Moreover Elihu answered,
[2] “Hear my words, you wise men. Give ear to me, you who have knowledge.
[3] For the ear tries words, as the palate tastes food.
[4] Let us choose for us that which is right. Let us know among ourselves what is good.
[5] For Job has said, ‘I am righteous, God has taken away my right.
[6] Notwithstanding my right I am considered a liar. My wound is incurable, though I am without disobedience.’
[7] What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water,
[8] who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men?
[9] For he has said, ‘It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.’
[10] “Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness, from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
[11] For the work of a man he will render to him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
[12] Yes surely, God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice.
[13] Who put him in charge of the earth? Or who has appointed him over the whole world?
[14] If he set his heart on himself, if he gathered to himself his spirit and his breath,
[15] all flesh would perish together, and man would turn again to dust.
[16] “If now you have understanding, hear this. Listen to the voice of my words.
[17] Should even one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty,
[18] who says to a king, ‘Vile!’ or to nobles, ‘Wicked!’?
[19] He doesn’t respect the persons of princes, nor respect the rich more than the poor, for they all are the work of his hands.
[20] In a moment they die, even at midnight. The people are shaken and pass away. The mighty are taken away without a hand.
[21] “For his eyes are on the ways of a man. He sees all his goings.
[22] There is no darkness, nor thick gloom, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
[23] For he doesn’t need to consider a man further, that he should go before God in judgment.
[24] He breaks mighty men in pieces in ways past finding out, and sets others in their place.
[25] Therefore he takes knowledge of their works. He overturns them in the night, so that they are destroyed.
[26] He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
[27] because they turned away from following him, and wouldn’t pay attention to any of his ways,
[28] so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him. He heard the cry of the afflicted.
[29] When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? He is over a nation or a man alike,
[30] that the godless man may not reign, that there be no one to ensnare the people.
[31] “For has any said to God, ‘I am guilty, but I will not offend any more.
[32] Teach me that which I don’t see. If I have done iniquity, I will do it no more’?
[33] Shall his recompense be as you desire, that you refuse it? For you must choose, and not I. Therefore speak what you know.
[34] Men of understanding will tell me, yes, every wise man who hears me:
[35] ‘Job speaks without knowledge. His words are without wisdom.’
[36] I wish that Job were tried to the end, because of his answering like wicked men.
[37] For he adds rebellion to his sin. He claps his hands among us, and multiplies his words against God.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Job 34 (KJVS)

[1] Furthermore Elihu answered () and said (),
[2] Hear () my words , O ye wise [men]; and give ear () unto me, ye that have knowledge ().
[3] For the ear trieth () words , as the mouth tasteth () meat ().
[4] Let us choose () to us judgment : let us know () among ourselves what [is] good .
[5] For Job hath said (), I am righteous (): and God hath taken away () my judgment .
[6] Should I lie () against my right ? my wound [is] incurable () without transgression .
[7] What man [is] like Job , [who] drinketh up () scorning like water ?
[8] Which goeth () in company with the workers () of iniquity , and walketh () with wicked men .
[9] For he hath said (), It profiteth () a man nothing that he should delight () himself with God .
[10] Therefore hearken () unto me, ye men of understanding : far be it from God , [that he should do] wickedness ; and [from] the Almighty , [that he should commit] iniquity .
[11] For the work of a man shall he render () unto him, and cause every man to find () according to [his] ways .
[12] Yea, surely God will not do wickedly (), neither will the Almighty pervert () judgment .
[13] Who hath given him a charge () over the earth ? or who hath disposed () the whole world ?
[14] If he set () his heart upon man, [if] he gather () unto himself his spirit and his breath ;
[15] All flesh shall perish () together , and man shall turn again () unto dust .
[16] If now [thou hast] understanding , hear () this: hearken () to the voice of my words .
[17] Shall even he that hateth () right govern ()? and wilt thou condemn () him that is most just ?
[18] [Is it fit] to say () to a king , [Thou art] wicked ? [and] to princes , [Ye are] ungodly ?
[19] [How much less to him] that accepteth () not the persons of princes , nor regardeth () the rich more than the poor ? for they all [are] the work of his hands .
[20] In a moment shall they die (), and the people shall be troubled () at midnight , and pass away (): and the mighty shall be taken away () without hand .
[21] For his eyes [are] upon the ways of man , and he seeth () all his goings .
[22] [There is] no darkness , nor shadow of death , where the workers () of iniquity may hide () themselves.
[23] For he will not lay () upon man more [than right]; that he should enter () into judgment with God .
[24] He shall break in pieces () mighty men without number , and set () others in their stead.
[25] Therefore he knoweth () their works , and he overturneth () [them] in the night , so that they are destroyed ().
[26] He striketh () them as wicked men in the open sight () of others;
[27] Because they turned back () from him , and would not consider () any of his ways :
[28] So that they cause the cry of the poor to come () unto him, and he heareth () the cry of the afflicted .
[29] When he giveth quietness (), who then can make trouble ()? and when he hideth () [his] face , who then can behold () him? whether [it be done] against a nation , or against a man only :
[30] That the hypocrite reign () not, lest the people be ensnared .
[31] Surely it is meet to be said () unto God , I have borne () [chastisement], I will not offend () [any more]:
[32] [That which] I see () not teach () thou me: if I have done () iniquity , I will do () no more.
[33] [Should it be] according to thy mind? he will recompense () it, whether thou refuse (), or whether thou choose (); and not I: therefore speak () what thou knowest ().
[34] Let men of understanding tell () me, and let a wise man hearken () unto me.
[35] Job hath spoken () without knowledge , and his words [were] without wisdom ().
[36] My desire () [is that] Job may be tried () unto the end because of [his] answers for wicked men .
[37] For he addeth () rebellion unto his sin , he clappeth () [his hands] among us, and multiplieth () his words against God .

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 34 (YLT)

[1] And Elihu answereth and saith:
[2] Hear, O wise men, my words, And, O knowing ones, give ear to me.
[3] For the ear doth try words, And the palate tasteth to eat.
[4] Judgment let us choose for ourselves, Let us know among ourselves what is good.
[5] For Job hath said, ‘I have been righteous, And God hath turned aside my right,
[6] Against my right do I lie? Mortal is mine arrow-without transgression.’
[7] Who is a man like Job? He drinketh scoffing like water,
[8] And he hath travelled for company With workers of iniquity, So as to go with men of wickedness.
[9] For he hath said, ‘It doth not profit a man, When he delighteth himself with God.’
[10] Therefore, O men of heart, hearken to me; Far be it from God to do wickedness, And from the Mighty to do perverseness:
[11] For the work of man he repayeth to him, And according to the path of each He doth cause him to find.
[12] Yea, truly, God doth not do wickedly, And the Mighty doth not pervert judgment.
[13] Who hath inspected for Himself the earth? And who hath placed all the habitable world?
[14] If He doth set on him His heart, His spirit and his breath unto Him He gathereth.
[15] Expire doth all flesh together, And man to dust returneth.
[16] And if there is understanding, hear this, Give ear to the voice of my words.
[17] Yea, doth one hating justice govern? Or the Most Just dost thou condemn?
[18] Who hath said to a king-‘Worthless,’ Unto princes-‘Wicked?’
[19] That hath not accepted the person of princes, Nor hath known the rich before the poor, For a work of His hands are all of them.
[20] In a moment they die, and at midnight Shake do people, and they pass away, And they remove the mighty without hand.
[21] For His eyes are on the ways of each, And all his steps He doth see.
[22] There is no darkness nor death-shade, For workers of iniquity to be hidden there;
[23] For He doth not suffer man any more, To go unto God in judgment,
[24] He breaketh the mighty-no searching! And He appointeth others in their stead.
[25] Therefore He knoweth their works, And He hath overturned by night, And they are bruised.
[26] As wicked He hath stricken them, In the place of beholders.
[27] Because that against right They have turned aside from after Him, And none of His ways have considered wisely,
[28] To cause to come in unto Him The cry of the poor, And the cry of the afflicted He heareth.
[29] And He giveth rest, and who maketh wrong? And hideth the face, and who beholdeth it? And in reference to a nation and to a man, It is the same.
[30] From the reigning of a profane man, From the snares of a people;
[31] For unto God hath any said: ‘I have taken away, I do not corruptly,
[32] Besides that which I see, shew Thou me, If iniquity I have done-I do not add?’
[33] By thee doth He recompense, That thou hast refused- That thou dost choose, and not I? And what thou hast known, speak.
[34] Let men of heart say to me, And a wise man is hearkening to me.
[35] Job-not with knowledge doth he speak, And his words are not with wisdom.
[36] My Father! let Job be tried-unto victory, Because of answers for men of iniquity,
[37] For he doth add to his sin, Transgression among us he vomiteth, And multiplieth his sayings to God.