1769 King James Bible

Job 36

Elihu sheweth how God is just in his ways.

Job 36:1 Elihu also proceeded, and said, Job 36:2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that [I have] yet to speak on God's behalf. Job 36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. Job 36:4 For truly my words [shall] not [be] false: he that is perfect in knowledge [is] with thee. Job 36:5 Behold, God [is] mighty, and despiseth not [any: he is] mighty in strength [and] wisdom. Job 36:6 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor. Job 36:7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings [are they] on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted. Job 36:8 And if [they be] bound in fetters, [and] be holden in cords of affliction; Job 36:9 Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded. Job 36:10 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity. Job 36:11 If they obey and serve [him], they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years 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 heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them. Job 36:14 They die in youth, and their life [is] among the unclean. Job 36:15 He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.

How Job's sins hinder God's blessings.

Job 36:16 Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait [into] a broad place, where [there is] no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table [should be] full of fatness. Job 36:17 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold [on thee]. Job 36:18 Because [there is] wrath, [beware] lest he take thee away with [his] stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee. Job 36:19 Will he esteem 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 iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction. Job 36:22 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him? Job 36:23 Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?

God's works are to be magnified.

Job 36:24 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold. Job 36:25 Every man may see it; man may behold [it] afar off. Job 36:26 Behold, God [is] great, and we know [him] not, neither can the number of his years be searched out. Job 36:27 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: Job 36:28 Which the clouds do drop [and] distil upon man abundantly. Job 36:29 Also can [any] understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the noise of his tabernacle? Job 36:30 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea. Job 36:31 For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance. Job 36:32 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it [not to shine] by [the cloud] that cometh betwixt. Job 36:33 The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.

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