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1 Then Elihu continued and said,
That there 1is yet more to be said in God’s behalf.
And I will ascribe arighteousness to my Maker.
4 “For truly amy words are not false;
One who is bperfect in knowledge is with you.
5 “Behold, God is mighty but does not adespise any;
He is bmighty in strength of understanding.
6 “He does not akeep the wicked alive,
But gives justice to bthe afflicted.
7 “He does not awithdraw His eyes from the righteous;
But bwith kings on the throne
He has seated them forever, and they are exalted.
And are caught in the cords of aaffliction,
And their transgressions, that they have amagnified themselves.
10 “aHe opens their ear to instruction,
And bcommands that they return from evil.
They will aend their days in prosperity
And their years in bpleasures.
And they will bdie without knowledge.
They do not cry for help when He binds them.
14 “1They die in youth,
And their life perishes among the acult prostitutes.
16 “Then indeed, He aenticed you from the mouth of distress,
Instead of it, a broad place with no constraint;
And that which was set on your table was full of 1fatness.
17 “But you were full of ajudgment on the wicked;
Judgment and justice take hold of you.
18 “Beware that awrath does not entice you to scoffing;
And do not let the greatness of the bransom turn you aside.
19 “Will your 1riches keep you from distress,
Or all the forces of your strength?
20 “Do not long for athe night,
When people 1vanish in their place.
21 “Be careful, do anot turn to evil,
For you have preferred this to baffliction.
Who is a ateacher like Him?
And who has said, ‘aYou have done wrong’?
24 “Remember that you should aexalt His work,
Of which men have bsung.
Man beholds from afar.
The cnumber of His years is unsearchable.
27 “For aHe draws up the drops of water,
They drip upon man abundantly.
29 “Can anyone understand the aspreading of the clouds,
30 “Behold, He spreads His 1lightning about Him,
And He covers the depths of the sea.
31 “For by these He ajudges peoples;
He bgives food in abundance.
32 “He covers His hands with the 1lightning,
And acommands it to strike the mark.
The cattle also, concerning what is coming up.
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