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34 Furthermore Elihu aanswered and said,
And give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.
3 bFor the ear trieth words,
As the †mouth tasteth meat.
4 cLet us choose to us judgment:
Let us know among ourselves what is good.
5 For Job hath said, dI am righteous:
And eGod hath taken away my judgment.
6 fShould I lie against my right?
hWho drinketh up scorning like water?
And walketh with wicked men.
That he should delight himself with God.
10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye †men of understanding:
And from the Almighty, nthat he should commit iniquity.
11 oFor the work of a man shall he render unto him,
And cause every man to find paccording to his ways.
Neither will qthe Almighty pervert judgment.
13 Who hath rgiven him a charge over the earth?
15 All flesh shall uperish together,
16 If now thou hast understanding, xhear this:
Hearken to the voice of my words.
And wilt thou condemn him that is most just?
And to princes, Ye are ungodly?
19 How much less to him that baccepteth not the persons of princes,
Nor regardeth the crich more than the poor?
For dthey all are the work of his hands.
20 eIn a moment shall they die,
And the people shall be troubled fat midnight, and pass away:
21 hFor his eyes are upon the ways of man,
And he seeth all his igoings.
Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
That he should †enter into judgment with God.
And set mothers in their stead.
26 He pstriketh them as wicked men
†In the open sight of others;
27 Because they turned back †from him,
And would not qconsider any of his ways:
28 So that they rcause the cry of the poor to come unto him,
And she heareth the cry of the afflicted.
29 When he tgiveth quietness, who then can make trouble?
And uwhen he hideth his face, who then can behold him?
Whether it be done against a nation,
Or against a man only:
Lest xthe people be ensnared.
32 aThat which I see not teach thou me:
If I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
33 †Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it,
Whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I:
Therefore bspeak what thou knowest.
34 Let men †of understanding tell me,
And let a wise man hearken unto me.
35 Job hath spoken cwithout knowledge,
And his words were without wisdom.
36 ||My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end
Because of his answers for wicked men.
He clappeth dhis hands among us,
And multiplieth his words against God.
About King James Version
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