Elihu accuseth Job for charging God with injustice.
Job 34:1 Furthermore Elihu answered, and said, Job 34:2 Heare my wordes, O yee wise men, and giue eare vnto me, ye that haue knowledge. Job 34:3 For the eare trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meate. Job 34:4 Let vs chuse to vs iudgement: let vs know among our selues what is good. Job 34:5 For Iob hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my iudgement. Job 34:6 Should I lye against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression. Job 34:7 What man [is] like Iob, [who] drinketh vp scorning like water? Job 34:8 Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquitie, and walketh with wicked men. Job 34:9 For hee hath said, It profiteth a man nothing, that he should delight himselfe with God.
God omnipotent cannot be unjust.
Job 34:10 Therefore hearken vnto me, ye men of vnderstanding: farre bee it from God, [that he should doe] wickednes, and from the Almighty, that [hee should commit] iniquitie. Job 34:11 For the worke of a man shall he render vnto him, and cause euery man to finde according to [his] wayes. Job 34:12 Yea surely God will not doe wickedly, neither will the Almighty peruert iudgement. Job 34:13 Who hath giuen him a charge ouer the earth? Or who hath disposed the whole world? Job 34:14 If he set his heart vpon man, if he gather vnto himselfe his spirit and his breath; Job 34:15 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turne againe vnto dust. Job 34:16 If now thou [hast] vnderstanding, heare this: hearken to the voyce of my words. Job 34:17 Shall euen he that hateth right, gouerne? and wilt thou condemne him that is most iust? Job 34:18 Is it [fit] to say to a King, [Thou art] wicked? [and] to Princes, [Ye are] vngodly? Job 34:19 [How much lesse to him] that accepteth not the persons of Princes, nor regardeth the rich more then the poore? for they all are the woorke of his hands. Job 34:20 In a moment shall they die, and the people shalbe troubled at midnight, and passe away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand. Job 34:21 For his eyes [are] vpon the wayes of man, and he seeth all his goings. Job 34:22 [There is] no darkenes, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquitie may hide themselues. Job 34:23 For hee will not lay vpon man more [then right]; that he should enter into iudgement with God. Job 34:24 He shall breake in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead. Job 34:25 Therefore hee knoweth their workes, and he ouerturneth [them] in the night, so that they are destroyed. Job 34:26 He striketh them as wicked men, in the open sight of others: Job 34:27 Because they turned backe from him, and would not consider any of his wayes. Job 34:28 So that they cause the cry of the poore to come vnto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted. Job 34:29 When he giueth quietnesse, who then can make trouble? and when hee hideth [his] face, who then can beholde him? whether [it be done] against a nation, or against a man onely: Job 34:30 That the hypocrite raigne not, lest the people be ensnared.
Man must humble himself unto God.
Job 34:31 Surely it is meete to be said vnto God, I haue borne [chastisement], I will not offend [any more]. Job 34:32 That which I see not, teach thou me; If I haue done iniquitie, I will doe no more. Job 34:33 Should it bee according to thy minde? he will recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou chuse, and not I: therefore speake what thou knowest.
Elihu reproveth Job.
Job 34:34 Let men of vnderstanding tell mee, and let a wise man hearken vnto mee. Job 34:35 Iob hath spoken without knowledge, and his words [were] without wisdome. Job 34:36 My desire [is that] Iob may bee tried vnto the ende, because of [his] answeres for wicked men. Job 34:37 For he addeth rebellion vnto his sinne, hee clappeth [his handes] amongst vs, and multiplieth his words against God.