Elihu sheweth how God is just in his ways.
Job 36:1 Elihu also proceeded, and said, Job 36:2 Suffer mee a little, and I will shewe thee, that [I haue] yet to speake on Gods behalfe. Job 36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afarre, and will ascribe righteousnesse to my Maker. Job 36:4 For truely my words [shall] not [be] false: he that is perfect in knowledge, is with thee. Job 36:5 Behold, God is mightie, and despiseth not [any: he is] mightie in strength [and] wisedome. Job 36:6 He preserueth not the life of the wicked: but giueth right to the poore. Job 36:7 Hee withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings [are they] on the throne, yea he doth establish them for euer, and they are exalted. Job 36:8 And if they [bee] bound in fetters, [and] be holden in cords of affliction: Job 36:9 Then hee sheweth them their worke, and their transgressions, that they haue exceeded. Job 36:10 He openeth also their eare to discipline, and commandeth that they returne from iniquitie. Job 36:11 If they obey and serue [him], they shall spend their dayes in prosperitie, and their yeeres in pleasures. Job 36:12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge. Job 36:13 But the hypocrites in heart heape vp wrath: they crie not when he bindeth them. Job 36:14 They die in youth, and their life [is] among the vncleane. Job 36:15 He deliuereth the poore in his affliction, and openeth their eares in oppression.
How Job's sins hinder God's blessings.
Job 36:16 Euen so would he haue remooued thee out of the strait [into] a broad place, where [there is] no straitnesse, and that which should be set on thy table, [should be] full of fatnesse. Job 36:17 But thou hast fulfilled the iudgement of the wicked: iudgement and iustice take hold [on thee]. Job 36:18 Because [there is] wrath, [beware] lest he take thee away with [his] stroke: then a great ransome cannot deliuer thee. Job 36:19 Will he esteeme thy riches? no not gold, nor all the forces of strength. Job 36:20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place. Job 36:21 Take heed, regard not iniquitie: for this hast thou chosen rather then affliction. Job 36:22 Beholde, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him? Job 36:23 Who hath inioyned him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquitie?
God's works are to be magnified.
Job 36:24 Remember that thou magnifie his worke, which men behold. Job 36:25 Euery man may see it, man may behold [it] afarre off. Job 36:26 Behold, God [is] great, and we know [him] not, neither can the number of his yeeres be searched out. Job 36:27 For hee maketh small the drops of water: they powre downe raine according to the vapour thereof: Job 36:28 Which the clouds doe drop, and distill vpon man aboundantly. Job 36:29 Also can any vnderstand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the noise of his tabernacle? Job 36:30 Behold, he spreadeth his light vpon it, and couereth the bottome of the sea. Job 36:31 For by them iudgeth he the people, he giueth meate in abundance. Job 36:32 With clouds he couereth the light, and commaundeth it [not to shine], by [the cloud] that commeth betwixt. Job 36:33 The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattel also concerning the Uapour.