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World English Bible

Job 36 (WEBP)

[1] Elihu also continued, and said,
[2] “Bear with me a little, and I will show you; for I still have something to say on God’s behalf.
[3] I will get my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
[4] For truly my words are not false. One who is perfect in knowledge is with you.
[5] “Behold, God is mighty, and doesn’t despise anyone. He is mighty in strength of understanding.
[6] He doesn’t preserve the life of the wicked, but gives justice to the afflicted.
[7] He doesn’t withdraw his eyes from the righteous, but with kings on the throne, he sets them forever, and they are exalted.
[8] If they are bound in fetters, and are taken in the cords of afflictions,
[9] then he shows them their work, and their transgressions, that they have behaved themselves proudly.
[10] He also opens their ears to instruction, and commands that they return from iniquity.
[11] If they listen and serve him, they will spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
[12] But if they don’t listen, they will perish by the sword; they will die without knowledge.
[13] “But those who are godless in heart lay up anger. They don’t cry for help when he binds them.
[14] They die in youth. Their life perishes among the unclean.
[15] He delivers the afflicted by their affliction, and opens their ear in oppression.
[16] Yes, he would have allured you out of distress, into a wide place, where there is no restriction. That which is set on your table would be full of fatness.
[17] “But you are full of the judgment of the wicked. Judgment and justice take hold of you.
[18] Don’t let riches entice you to wrath, neither let the great size of a bribe turn you aside.
[19] Would your wealth sustain you in distress, or all the might of your strength?
[20] Don’t desire the night, when people are cut off in their place.
[21] Take heed, don’t regard iniquity; for you have chosen this rather than affliction.
[22] Behold, God is exalted in his power. Who is a teacher like him?
[23] Who has prescribed his way for him? Or who can say, ‘You have committed unrighteousness’?
[24] “Remember that you magnify his work, about which men have sung.
[25] All men have looked on it. Man sees it afar off.
[26] Behold, God is great, and we don’t know him. The number of his years is unsearchable.
[27] For he draws up the drops of water, which distill in rain from his vapor,
[28] which the skies pour down and which drop on man abundantly.
[29] Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds and the thunderings of his pavilion?
[30] Behold, he spreads his light around him. He covers the bottom of the sea.
[31] For by these he judges the people. He gives food in abundance.
[32] He covers his hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark.
[33] Its noise tells about him, and the livestock also, concerning the storm that comes up.

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

King James w/Strong’s #s

Job 36 (KJVS)

[1] Elihu also proceeded (), and said (),
[2] Suffer () me a little , and I will shew () thee that [I have] yet to speak on God’s behalf.
[3] I will fetch () 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 ; yea, he doth establish () them for ever , and they are exalted ().
[8] And if [they be] bound () in fetters , [and] be holden () in cords of affliction ;
[9] Then he sheweth () 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 [should 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 vapour thereof:
[28] Which the clouds do drop () [and] distil () 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 judgeth () he the people ; he giveth () meat in abundance ().
[32] With clouds he covereth () the light ; and commandeth () it [not to shine] by [the cloud] that cometh betwixt ().
[33] The noise thereof sheweth () concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour ().

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 36 (YLT)

[1] And Elihu addeth and saith:-
[2] Honour me a little, and I shew thee, That yet for God are words.
[3] I lift up my knowledge from afar, And to my Maker I ascribe righteousness.
[4] For, truly, my words are not false, The perfect in knowledge is with thee.
[5] Lo, God is mighty, and despiseth not, Mighty in power and heart.
[6] He reviveth not the wicked, And the judgment of the poor appointeth;
[7] He withdraweth not from the righteous His eyes, And from kings on the throne, And causeth them to sit for ever, and they are high,
[8] And if prisoners in fetters They are captured with cords of affliction,
[9] Then He declareth to them their work, And their transgressions, Because they have become mighty,
[10] And He uncovereth their ear for instruction, And saith that they turn back from iniquity.
[11] If they do hear and serve, They complete their days in good, And their years in pleasantness.
[12] And if they do not hearken, By the dart they pass away, And expire without knowledge.
[13] And the profane in heart set the face, They cry not when He hath bound them.
[14] Their soul dieth in youth, And their life among the defiled.
[15] He draweth out the afflicted in his affliction, And uncovereth in oppression their ear.
[16] And also He moved thee from a strait place, To a broad place-no straitness under it, And the sitting beyond of thy table Hath been full of fatness.
[17] And the judgment of the wicked thou hast fulfilled, Judgment and justice are upheld-because of fury,
[18] Lest He move thee with a stroke, And the abundance of an atonement turn thee not aside.
[19] Doth He value thy riches? He hath gold, and all the forces of power.
[20] Desire not the night, For the going up of peoples in their stead.
[21] Take heed-do not turn unto iniquity, For on this thou hast fixed Rather than on affliction.
[22] Lo, God doth sit on high by His power, Who is like Him-a teacher?
[23] Who hath appointed unto Him his way? And who said, ‘Thou hast done iniquity?’
[24] Remember that thou magnify His work That men have beheld.
[25] All men have looked on it, Man looketh attentively from afar.
[26] Lo, God is high, And we know not the number of His years, Yea, there is no searching.
[27] When He doth diminish droppings of the waters, They refine rain according to its vapour,
[28] Which clouds do drop, They distil on man abundantly.
[29] Yea, doth any understand The spreadings out of a cloud? The noises of His tabernacle?
[30] Lo, He hath spread over it His light, And the roots of the sea He hath covered,
[31] For by them He doth judge peoples, He giveth food in abundance.
[32] By two palms He hath covered the light, And layeth a charge over it in meeting,
[33] He sheweth by it to his friend substance, Anger against perversity.