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Job 36

Elihu sheweth how God is just in his ways.

Job 36:1 And Elihu proceeded and said, Job 36:2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet words for +God. Job 36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Creator. Job 36:4 For truly my words shall be no falsehood: one perfect in knowledge is with thee. Job 36:5 Lo, *God is mighty, but despiseth not [any]; mighty in strength of understanding: Job 36:6 He saveth not the wicked alive; but he doeth justice to the afflicted. Job 36:7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous, but with kings on the throne doth he even set them for ever; and they are exalted. Job 36:8 And if, bound in fetters, they be held in cords of affliction, Job 36:9 Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions, because they have increased. Job 36:10 And he openeth their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity. Job 36:11 If they hearken and serve [him], they shall accomplish their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. Job 36:12 But if they hearken not, they shall pass away by the sword, and expire without knowledge. Job 36:13 But the godless in heart heap up anger; they cry not when he bindeth them: Job 36:14 Their soul dieth in youth, and their life is among the unclean. Job 36:15 But he delivereth the afflicted in his affliction, and openeth their ear in [their] oppression.

How Job's sins hinder God's blessings.

Job 36:16 Even so would he have allured thee out of the jaws of distress into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and the supply of thy table [would be] full of fatness. Job 36:17 But thou art full of the judgments of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold [on thee]. Job 36:18 Because there is wrath, [beware] lest it take thee away through chastisement: then a great ransom could not avail thee. Job 36:19 Will he esteem thy riches? Not gold, nor all the resources of strength! Job 36:20 Desire not the night, when peoples are cut off from their place. Job 36:21 Take heed, turn not to iniquity; for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction. Job 36:22 Lo, *God is exalted in his power: who teacheth as he? Job 36:23 Who hath appointed him his way? or who hath said, Thou hast wrought unrighteousness?

God's works are to be magnified.

Job 36:24 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men celebrate. Job 36:25 All men look at it; man beholdeth [it] afar off. Job 36:26 Lo, *God is great, and we comprehend [him] not, neither can the number of his years be searched out. Job 36:27 For he draweth up the drops of water: they distil in rain from the vapour which he formeth, Job 36:28 Which the skies pour down [and] drop upon man abundantly. Job 36:29 But can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the crashing of his pavilion? Job 36:30 Lo, he spreadeth his light around him, and covereth the bottom of the sea. Job 36:31 For with them he judgeth the peoples; he giveth food in abundance. Job 36:32 [His] hands he covereth with lightning, and commandeth it where it is to strike. Job 36:33 His thundering declareth concerning him; the cattle even, concerning its coming.

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