Douay-Rheims Bible

Job 36

Elihu sheweth how God is just in his ways.

Job 36:1 Eliu also proceeded, and said: Job 36:2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee: for I have yet somewhat to speak in God's behalf. Job 36:3 I will repeat my knowledge from the beginning, and I will prove my Maker just. Job 36:4 For indeed my words are without a lie, and perfect knowledge shall be proved to thee. Job 36:5 God doth not cast away the mighty, whereas he himself also is mighty. Job 36:6 But he saveth not the wicked, and he giveth judgment to the poor. Job 36:7 He will not take away his eyes from the just, and he placeth kings on the throne for ever, and they are exalted. Job 36:8 And if they shall be in chains, and be bound with the cords of poverty: Job 36:9 He shall shew them their works, and their wicked deeds, because they have been violent. Job 36:10 He also shall open their ear, to correct them: and shall speak, that they may return from iniquity. Job 36:11 If they shall hear and observe, they shall accomplish their days in good, and their years in glory. Job 36:12 But if they hear not, they shall pass by the sword, and shall be consumed in folly. Job 36:13 Dissemblers and crafty men prove the wrath of God, neither shall they cry when they are bound. Job 36:14 Their soul shall die in a storm, and their life among the effeminate. Job 36:15 He shall deliver the poor out of his distress, and shall open his ear in affliction.

How Job's sins hinder God's blessings.

Job 36:16 Therefore he shall set thee at large out of the narrow mouth, and which hath no foundation under it: and the rest of thy table shall be full of fatness. Job 36:17 Thy cause hath been judged as that of the wicked, cause and judgment thou shalt recover. Job 36:18 Therefore let not anger overcome thee to oppress any man: neither let multitude of gifts turn thee aside. Job 36:19 Lay down thy greatness without tribulation, and all the mighty of strength. Job 36:20 Prolong not the night that people may come up for them. Job 36:21 Beware thou turn not aside to iniquity: for this thou hast begun to follow after misery. Job 36:22 Behold, God is high in his strength, and none is like him among the lawgivers. Job 36:23 Who can search out his ways? or who can say to him: Thou hast wrought iniquity?

God's works are to be magnified.

Job 36:24 Remember that thou knowest not his work, concerning which men have sung. Job 36:25 All men see him, every one beholdeth afar off. Job 36:26 Behold, God is great, exceeding our knowledge: the number of his years is inestimable. Job 36:27 He lifteth up the drops of rain, and poureth out showers like floods: Job 36:28 Which flow from the clouds that cover all above. Job 36:29 If he will spread out clouds as his tent, Job 36:30 And lighten with his light from above, he shall cover also the ends of the sea. Job 36:31 For by these he judgeth people, and giveth food to many mortals. Job 36:32 In his hands he hideth the light, and commandeth it to come again. Job 36:33 He sheweth his friend concerning it, that it is his possession, and that he may come up to it.

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