Job 34
American Standard Version
Elihu Confirms God's Justice

1Moreover Elihu answered and said,

2Hear my words, ye wise men; And give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

3For the ear trieth words, As the palate tasteth food.

4Let us choose for us that which is right: Let us know among ourselves what is good.

5For Job hath said, I am righteous, And God hath taken away my right:

6Notwithstanding my right I am accounted a liar; My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.

7What man is like Job, Who drinketh up scoffing like water,

8Who goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, And walketh with wicked men?

9For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing That he should delight himself with God.

10Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: Far be it from God, that he should do wickedness, And from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

11For the work of a man will he render unto him, And cause every man to find according to his ways.

12Yea, of a surety, God will not do wickedly, Neither will the Almighty pervert justice.

13Who gave him a charge over the earth? Or who hath disposed the whole world?

14If he set his heart upon himself, If he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;

15All flesh shall perish together, And man shall turn again unto dust.

16If now thou hast understanding, hear this: Hearken to the voice of my words.

17Shall even one that hateth justice govern? And wilt thou condemn him that is righteous and mighty?-

18Him that saith to a king, Thou art vile, Or to nobles, Ye are wicked;

19That respecteth not the persons of princes, Nor regardeth the rich more than the poor; For they all are the work of his hands.

20In a moment they die, even at midnight; The people are shaken and pass away, And the mighty are taken away without hand.

21For his eyes are upon the ways of a man, And he seeth all his goings.

22There is no darkness, nor thick gloom, Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

23For he needeth not further to consider a man, That he should go before God in judgment.

24He breaketh in pieces mighty men in ways past finding out, And setteth others in their stead.

25Therefore he taketh knowledge of their works; And he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

26He striketh them as wicked men In the open sight of others;

27Because they turned aside from following him, And would not have regard in any of his ways:

28So that they caused the cry of the poor to come unto him, And he heard the cry of the afflicted.

29When he giveth quietness, who then can condemn? And when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? Alike whether it be done unto a nation, or unto a man:

30That the godless man reign not, That there be none to ensnare the people.

31For hath any said unto God, I have borne chastisement , I will not offend any more :

32That which I see not teach thou me: If I have done iniquity, I will do it no more?

33Shall his recompense be as thou wilt, that thou refusest it? For thou must choose, and not I: Therefore speak what thou knowest.

34Men of understanding will say unto me, Yea, every wise man that heareth me:

35Job speaketh without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom.

36Would that Job were tried unto the end, Because of his answering like wicked men.

37For he addeth rebellion unto his sin; He clappeth his hands among us, And multiplieth his words against God.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Elihu accuses Job for charging God with injustice
10. God omnipotent cannot be unjust
31. Man must humble himself unto God
34. Elihu reproves Job
Job 1: Job's Character and Wealth

Job 2: Job Loses his Health

Job 3: Job Laments his Birth

Job 4: Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper

Job 5: Eliphaz Continues

Job 6: Job Replies: My Complaint is Just

Job 7: Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

Job 8: Bildad: Job Should Repent

Job 9: Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man

Job 10: Job's Plea to God

Job 11: Zophar Rebukes Job

Job 12: Job's Response to Zophar

Job 13: Job Reproves his Friends

Job 14: Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death

Job 15: Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God

Job 16: Job: Poor Comforters Are You

Job 17: Job Appeals From Men to God

Job 18: Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked

Job 19: Job: My Redeemer Lives

Job 20: Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

Job 21: Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

Job 22: Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Job 23: Job Responds: He Longs for God

Job 24: Job: Why Are the Wicked Unpunished

Job 25: Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous

Job 26: Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty

Job 27: Job Affirms his Integrity

Job 28: The Earth's Treasures

Job 29: Job's Former Blessings

Job 30: Job's Honor is Turned Into Contempt

Job 31: Job's Final Appeal

Job 32: Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends

Job 33: Elihu Rebukes Job

Job 34: Elihu Confirms God's Justice

Job 35: Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice

Job 36: Elihu Shows God's Justice and Power

Job 37: Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

Job 38: God Challenges Job

Job 39: God Speaks of His Creation

Job 40: Job Humbles Himself Before God

Job 41: God's Power Shown in Creatures

Job 42: Job Submits Himself to God

Job 33
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