The Book of Job

Chapter 36

American Standard Version

Jb 36:1Elihu also proceeded, and said,
Jb 36:2Suffer me a little, and I will show thee; For I have yet somewhat to say on God's behalf.
Jb 36:3I will fetch my knowledge from afar, And will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
Jb 36:4For truly my words are not false: One that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.
Jb 36:5Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: He is mighty in strength of understanding.
Jb 36:6He preserveth not the life of the wicked, But giveth to the afflicted their right.
Jb 36:7He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: But with kings upon the throne He setteth them for ever, and they are exalted.
Jb 36:8And if they be bound in fetters, And be taken in the cords of afflictions;
Jb 36:9Then he showeth them their work, And their transgressions, that they have behaved themselves proudly.
Jb 36:10He openeth also their ear to instruction, And commandeth that they return from iniquity.
Jb 36:11If they hearken and serve him, They shall spend their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures.
Jb 36:12But if they hearken not, they shall perish by the sword, And they shall die without knowledge.
Jb 36:13But they that are godless in heart lay up anger: They cry not for help when he bindeth them.
Jb 36:14They die in youth, And their life perisheth among the unclean.
Jb 36:15He delivereth the afflicted by their affliction, And openeth their ear in oppression.
Jb 36:16Yea, he would have allured thee out of distress Into a broad place, where there is no straitness; And that which is set on thy table would be full of fatness.
Jb 36:17But thou art full of the judgment of the wicked: Judgment and justice take hold on thee.
Jb 36:18For let not wrath stir thee up against chastisements; Neither let the greatness of the ransom turn thee aside.
Jb 36:19Will thy cry avail, that thou be not in distress, Or all the forces of thy strength?
Jb 36:20Desire not the night, When peoples are cut off in their place.
Jb 36:21Take heed, regard not iniquity: For this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.
Jb 36:22Behold, God doeth loftily in his power: Who is a teacher like unto him?
Jb 36:23Who hath enjoined him his way? Or who can say, Thou hast wrought unrighteousness?
Jb 36:24Remember that thou magnify his work, Whereof men have sung.
Jb 36:25All men have looked thereon; Man beholdeth it afar off.
Jb 36:26Behold, God is great, and we know him not; The number of his years is unsearchable.
Jb 36:27For he draweth up the drops of water, Which distil in rain from his vapor,
Jb 36:28Which the skies pour down And drop upon man abundantly.
Jb 36:29Yea, can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, The thunderings of his pavilion?
Jb 36:30Behold, he spreadeth his light around him; And he covereth the bottom of the sea.
Jb 36:31For by these he judgeth the peoples; He giveth food in abundance.
Jb 36:32He covereth his hands with the lightning, And giveth it a charge that it strike the mark.
Jb 36:33The noise thereof telleth concerning him, The cattle also concerning the storm that cometh up.