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King James Bible

Youngs Literal Translation


34:1 Furthermore Elihu answered and said, And Elihu answereth and saith:
34:2 Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge. Hear, O wise men, my words, And, O knowing ones, give ear to me.
34:3 For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat. For the ear doth try words, And the palate tasteth to eat.
34:4 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good. Judgment let us choose for ourselves, Let us know among ourselves what `is' good.
34:5 For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment. For Job hath said, `I have been righteous, And God hath turned aside my right,
34:6 Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression. Against my right do I lie? Mortal `is' mine arrow -- without transgression.'
34:7 What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water? Who `is' a man like Job? He drinketh scoffing like water,
34:8 Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men. And he hath travelled for company With workers of iniquity, So as to go with men of wickedness.
34:9 For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God. For he hath said, `It doth not profit a man, When he delighteth himself with God.'
34:10 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. Therefore, O men of heart, hearken to me; Far be it from God to do wickedness, And `from' the Mighty to do perverseness:
34:11 For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways. For the work of man he repayeth to him, And according to the path of each He doth cause him to find.
34:12 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment. Yea, truly, God doth not do wickedly, And the Mighty doth not pervert judgment.
34:13 Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the whole world? Who hath inspected for Himself the earth? And who hath placed all the habitable world?
34:14 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; If He doth set on him His heart, His spirit and his breath unto Him He gathereth.
34:15 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust. Expire doth all flesh together, And man to dust returneth.
34:16 If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words. And if `there is' understanding, hear this, Give ear to the voice of my words.
34:17 Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just? Yea, doth one hating justice govern? Or the Most Just dost thou condemn?
34:18 Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly? Who hath said to a king -- `Worthless,' Unto princes -- `Wicked?'
34:19 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. 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.
34:20 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. `In' a moment they die, and at midnight Shake do people, and they pass away, And they remove the mighty without hand.
34:21 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. For His eyes `are' on the ways of each, And all his steps He doth see.
34:22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. There is no darkness nor death-shade, For workers of iniquity to be hidden there;
34:23 For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God. For He doth not suffer man any more, To go unto God in judgment,
34:24 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead. He breaketh the mighty -- no searching! And He appointeth others in their stead.
34:25 Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed. Therefore He knoweth their works, And He hath overturned by night, And they are bruised.
34:26 He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others; As wicked He hath stricken them, In the place of beholders.
34:27 Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways: Because that against right They have turned aside from after Him, And none of His ways have considered wisely,
34:28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted. To cause to come in unto Him The cry of the poor, And the cry of the afflicted He heareth.
34:29 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: 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.
34:30 That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared. From the reigning of a profane man, From the snares of a people;
34:31 Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more: For unto God hath any said: `I have taken away, I do not corruptly,
34:32 That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more. Besides `that which' I see, shew Thou me, If iniquity I have done -- I do not add?'
34:33 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. By thee doth He recompense, That thou hast refused -- That thou dost choose, and not I? And what thou hast known, speak.
34:34 Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me. Let men of heart say to me, And a wise man is hearkening to me.
34:35 Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom. Job -- not with knowledge doth he speak, And his words `are' not with wisdom.
34:36 My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men. My Father! let Job be tried -- unto victory, Because of answers for men of iniquity,
34:37 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God. For he doth add to his sin, Transgression among us he vomiteth, And multiplieth his sayings to God.