l Job 34:25; Ps 62:12; Prov 24:12; Jer 32:19; Ezek 33:20; Matt 16:27; Rom 2:6; 2 Cor 5:10; Rev 22:12
Elihu Vindicates God’s Justice1Then Elihu continued and said, 2“Hear my words, you wise men,
And listen to me, you who know.
3“For a the ear tests words
As the palate tastes food.
4“Let us choose for ourselves what is right;
Let us know among ourselves what is good.
5“For Job has said, ‘ b I am righteous,
But c God has taken away my right;
▼ Or Although I am right I am accounted a liarShould I lie concerning my right?
▼ Lit arrow, f wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’
7“What man is like Job,
Who g drinks up derision like water,
8Who goes h in company with the workers of iniquity,
And walks with wicked men?
9“For he has said, ‘ i It profits a man nothing
When he ▼
▼ Or takes delight in Godis pleased with God.’
10“Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding.
Far be it from God to k do wickedness,
And from the Almighty to do wrong.
11“For He pays a man according to l his work,
And makes ▼
▼ Lit a manhim find it according to his way.
12“Surely n God will not act wickedly,
And the Almighty will not pervert justice.
13“Who o gave Him authority over the earth?
And who p has laid on Him the whole world?
14“If He should ▼
▼ Lit set His mind on Himselfdetermine to do so,
If He should r gather to Himself His spirit and His breath,
15All s flesh would perish together,
And man would t return to dust.
16“But if you have understanding, hear this;
Listen to the sound of my words.
17“Shall u one who hates justice rule?
And v will you condemn the righteous mighty One,
18Who says to a king, ‘Worthless one,’
To nobles, ‘Wicked ones’;
19Who shows no w partiality to princes
Nor regards the rich above the poor,
For they all are the x work of His hands?
20“In a moment they die, and y at midnight
People are shaken and pass away,
And z the mighty are taken away without a hand.
21“For aa His eyes are upon the ways of a man,
And He sees all his steps.
22“There is ab no darkness or deep shadow
Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
23“For He does not ac need to consider a man further,
That he should go before God in judgment.
24“He breaks in pieces ad mighty men without inquiry,
And sets others in their place.
25“Therefore He ae knows their works,
And af He overthrows them in the night,
And they are crushed.
26“He ag strikes them like the wicked
▼ Lit In the place of the ones seeingIn a public place,
27Because they ai turned aside from following Him,
And aj had no regard for any of His ways;
28So that they caused ak the cry of the poor to come to Him,
And that He might al hear the cry of the afflicted—
29When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn?
And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him,
That is, in regard to both nation and man?—
30So that am godless men would not rule
Nor be snares of the people.
31“For has anyone said to God,
‘I have borne chastisement;
I will not offend anymore;
32Teach me what I do not see;
If I have an done iniquity,
I will not do it again’?
33“Shall He ao recompense on your terms, because you have rejected it?
For you must choose, and not I;
Therefore declare what you know.
34“Men of understanding will say to me,
And a wise man who hears me,
35‘Job ap speaks without knowledge,
And his words are without wisdom.
36‘Job ought to be tried ▼
▼ Or to the endto the limit,
Because he answers ar like wicked men.
37‘For he adds as rebellion to his sin;
He at claps his hands among us,
And multiplies his words against God.’”
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