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36 Elihu also proceeded and said:
That there are yet words to speak on God’s behalf.
I will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
One who is perfect in knowledge is with you.
But gives justice to the boppressed.
7 cHe does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous;
But dthey are on the throne with kings,
For He has seated them forever,
And they are exalted.
Held in the cords of affliction,
That they have acted 3defiantly.
And commands that they turn from iniquity.
They shall gspend their days in prosperity,
And their years in pleasures.
They shall perish by the sword,
13 “But the hypocrites in heart istore up wrath;
They do not cry for help when He binds them.
And their life ends among the 7perverted persons.
And opens their ears in oppression.
kInto a broad place where there is no restraint;
17 But you are filled with the judgment due the nwicked;
Judgment and justice take hold of you.
For oa large ransom would not help you avoid it.
19 pWill your riches,
Or all the mighty forces,
Keep you from distress?
When people are cut off in their place.
21 Take heed, qdo not turn to iniquity,
For ryou have chosen this rather than affliction.
Who teaches like Him?
23 sWho has assigned Him His way,
Or who has said, ‘You have done twrong’?
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