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Job 36: 1-16

Elihu Exalts God’s Goodness

36Elihu continued and said:
2 ‘Bear with me a little, and I will show you,
   for I have yet something to say on God’s behalf.
3 I will bring my knowledge from far away,
   and ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
4 For truly my words are not false;
   one who is perfect in knowledge is with you.

5 ‘Surely God is mighty and does not despise any;
   he is mighty in strength of understanding.
6 He does not keep the wicked alive,
   but gives the afflicted their right.
7 He does not withdraw his eyes from the righteous,
   but with kings on the throne
   he sets them for ever, and they are exalted.
8 And if they are bound in fetters
   and caught in the cords of affliction,
9 then he declares to them their work
   and their transgressions, that they are behaving arrogantly.
10 He opens their ears to instruction,
   and commands that they return from iniquity.
11 If they listen, and serve him,
   they complete their days in prosperity,
   and their years in pleasantness.
12 But if they do not listen, they shall perish by the sword,
   and die without knowledge.

13 ‘The godless in heart cherish anger;
   they do not cry for help when he binds them.
14 They die in their youth,
   and their life ends in shame.*
15 He delivers the afflicted by their affliction,
   and opens their ear by adversity.
16 He also allured you out of distress
   into a broad place where there was no constraint,
   and what was set on your table was full of fatness.


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