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34 Then Elihu continued, o saying:
and listen to me, you knowledgeable ones.
as the palate tastes food?
let us decide together what is good.
yet God has deprived me of justice. p
6 Would I lie about my case? q
My wound r is incurable,
though I am without transgression.”
He drinks derision s like water.
and walks with wicked men.
when he becomes God’s friend.” t
It is impossible for God to do wrong,
11 For He repays v a person according to his deeds,
and He brings his ways on him.
and the Almighty does not pervert justice. w
Who put Him in charge of the entire world? x
and withdrew the spirit y and breath He gave,
and mankind would return to the dust. z
listen to what I have to say.
Will you condemn the mighty Righteous One, a
and to nobles, “Wicked men!”? b
19 God is not partial c to princes
and does not favor the rich over the poor,
for they are all the work of His hands.
people shudder, then pass away.
Even the mighty are removed without effort.
and He observes all his steps. d
where evildoers can hide themselves. e
that one should f approach Him in court.
and sets others in their place. g
25 Therefore, He recognizes their deeds h
and overthrows them by night, and they are crushed.
26 In full view of the public, i
He strikes them for their wickedness,
and did not understand any of His ways
and He heard the outcry of the afflicted. j
29 But when God is silent, who can declare Him * guilty?
When He hides His face, who can see Him?
Yet He watches over both individuals and nations,
or ensnare the people.
“I have endured my punishment;
I will no longer act wickedly.
if I have done wrong, I won’t do it again.”
when you have rejected His?
You must choose, not I!
So declare what you know.
along with the wise men who hear me,
35 “Job speaks without knowledge; k
his words are without insight.”
because his answers are like those of wicked men.
he scornfully claps l in our presence,
while multiplying m his words against God.
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