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Job 36:1–4

Elihu Proclaims God’s Goodness

36 Elihu also proceeded and said:

2 “Bear with me a little, and I will show you

That there are yet words to speak on God’s behalf.

3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar;

I will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

4 For truly my words are not false;

One who is perfect in knowledge is with you.

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Job 36:1–4 — The New International Version (NIV)

Elihu continued:

“Bear with me a little longer and I will show you

that there is more to be said in God’s behalf.

I get my knowledge from afar;

I will ascribe justice to my Maker.

Be assured that my words are not false;

one who has perfect knowledge is with you.

Job 36:1–4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

And Elihu continued, and said:

“Bear with me a little, and I will show you,

for I have yet something to say on God’s behalf.

I will get my knowledge from afar

and ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

For truly my words are not false;

one who is perfect in knowledge is with you.

Job 36:1–4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Elihu also proceeded, and said,

Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee

That I have yet to speak on God’s behalf.

I will fetch my knowledge from afar,

And will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

For truly my words shall not be false:

He that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.

Job 36:1–4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Elihu continued speaking:

“Let me go on, and I will show you the truth.

For I have not finished defending God!

I will present profound arguments

for the righteousness of my Creator.

I am telling you nothing but the truth,

for I am a man of great knowledge.

Job 36:1–4 — New Century Version (NCV)

Elihu continued:

“Listen to me a little longer, and I will show you

that there is more to be said for God.

What I know comes from far away.

I will show that my Maker is right.

You can be sure that my words are not false;

one who really knows is with you.

Job 36:1–4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Elihu also proceeded, and said,

Suffer me a little, and I will show thee;

For I have yet somewhat to say on God’s behalf.

I will fetch my knowledge from afar,

And will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

For truly my words are not false:

One that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.

Job 36:1–4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And Elihu proceeded and said, Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet words for †God. I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Creator. For truly my words shall be no falsehood: one perfect in knowledge is with thee.

Job 36:1–4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Elihu continued to speak to Job,

“Be patient with me a little longer, and I will show you

that there is more to be said in God’s defense.

I will get my knowledge from far away

and prove that my Creator is fair.

Certainly, my words are not lies.

The one who knows everything is speaking with you.

Job 36:1–4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Then Elihu continued, saying:

Be patient with me a little longer, and I will inform you,

for there is still more to be said on God’s behalf.

I will get my knowledge from a distant place

and ascribe justice to my Maker.

For my arguments are without flaw;

one who has perfect knowledge is with you.

Job 36:1–4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Elihu continued and said:

“Bear with me a little, and I will show you,

for I have yet something to say on God’s behalf.

I will bring my knowledge from far away,

and ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

For truly my words are not false;

one who is perfect in knowledge is with you.

Job 36:1–4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Then Elihu continued and said,

“Bear with me a little longer, and I will explain,

for I still have something to say on God’s behalf.

I will bring my knowledge from far away,

and I will ascribe righteousness to my maker,

for truly my words are not falsehood;

one who has perfect knowledge is with you.

Job 36:1–4 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

Elihu continued,

“Put up with me a little longer.

I’ll show you I can speak up for God even more.

I get my knowledge from far away.

I’ll announce that the One who made me is fair.

You can be sure that my words are true.

One who has perfect knowledge is talking to you.

Job 36:1–4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Then Elihu continued and said,

Wait for me a little, and I will show you

That there is yet more to be said in God’s behalf.

“I will fetch my knowledge from afar,

And I will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

“For truly my words are not false;

One who is perfect in knowledge is with you.