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Job 34

Elihu accuseth Job for charging God with injustice.

Job 34:1 Eliu proceaded forth in his comunicacion, & sayde: Job 34:2 Heare my wordes (O ye wyse men) herken vnto me, ye yt haue vnderstondinge. Job 34:3 For like as the mouth tasteth the meates, so the eare proueth & discerneth the wordes. Job 34:4 As for the iudgmet, let vs seke it out amonge or selues, yt we maye knowe what is right. Job 34:5 And why? Iob hath sayde: I am rightuous, but God doth me wronge. Job 34:6 I must nedes be a lyar, though my cause be right: & violetly am I plaged, where as I made no fawte. Job 34:7 where is there soch one as Iob, yt drinketh vp scornefulnes like water? Job 34:8 which goeth in ye company of wicked doers, & walketh wt vngodly me? Job 34:9 For he saieth: Though a ma be good, yet is he naught before God.

God omnipotent cannot be unjust.

Job 34:10 Therfore herke vnto me, ye yt haue vnderstondinge. Farre be it from God, that he shulde medle with wickednesse: and farre be it from the Allmightie, yt he shulde medle with vnrightuous dealynge: Job 34:11 but he rewardeth the workes of man, and causeth euery man to fynde acordinge to his wayes. Job 34:12 For sure it is, that God codemneth no man wrongeously, and the iudgmet of the Allmightie is not vnrightuous. Job 34:13 Who ruleth the earth in his steade? Or, whom hath he set to gouerne the whole worlde? Job 34:14 To whom hath he geuen his herte, for to drawe his sprete and breth vnto him? Job 34:15 All flesh shal come together vnto naught, & all me shal turne agayne vnto earth. Job 34:16 Yf thou now haue vnderstodinge, heare what I saye and herken to the voyce of my wordes. Job 34:17 Maye he be made whole, that loueth no right? Yf thou were a very innocent man, shuldest thou then be punyshed? Job 34:18 For he is euen the same, yt knoweth the rebellious kynges, & sayeth to princes: Job 34:19 Vngodly men are ye He hath no respecte vnto the personnes of ye lordly, & regardeth not the rich more the poore. For they be all the worke of his hondes. Job 34:20 In the twincklinge off an eye shall they be slayne: and at mydnight, when the people & the tyrauntes rage, then shal they perish, ad be taken awaye with out hondes. Job 34:21 And why? his eyes loke vpon the wayes of man, and he seyth all his goinges. Job 34:22 There is no darcknes ner thicke shadowe, yt can hyde the wicked doers from him. Job 34:23 For no ma shalbe suffred to go into iudgment with God. Job 34:24 Many one, yee innumerable doth he punyshe and setteth other in their steades. Job 34:25 For he knoweth their euell & darcke workes, therfore shal they be destroyed. Job 34:26 They that were in ye steade of Seers, dealt like vngodly me. Job 34:27 Therfore turned they back traytorously and vnfaithfully fro hi, & wolde not receaue his wayes. Job 34:28 In so moch that they haue caused ye voyce of the poore to come vnto him, & now he heareth the coplaynte of soch as are in necessite. Job 34:29 Yf he delyuer & graunte pardo, who will iudge or condemne? But yf he hyde awaye his countenaunce, who wil turne it aboute agayne, whether it be to the people or to eny man? Job 34:30 For the wickednesse & synne of ye people, he maketh an ypocrite to reigne ouer the.

Man must humble himself unto God.

Job 34:31 For so moch then as I haue begonne to talke of God, I wil not hyndre the. Job 34:32 Yf I haue gone amysse, enfourme me: yf I haue done wronge, I wil leaue of. Job 34:33 Wilt thou not geue a reasonable answere? Art thou afrayed of eny thinge, seynge thou beganest first to speake, & not I?

Elihu reproveth Job.

Job 34:34 For els the men of vnderstodinge & wisdome that haue herde me, might saye: What cast thou speake? Job 34:35 As for Iob he hath nether spoken to the purpose ner wysely. Job 34:36 O father, let Iob be well tryed, because he he hath turned himself to ye wicked: Job 34:37 yee aboue his synnes he hath blasphemed, which offence he hath done euen before vs, in yt he stryueth agaynst God with his wordes.

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