Elihu accuseth Job for charging God with injustice.
Job 34:1 Moreouer Elihu answered, and saide, Job 34:2 Heare my wordes, ye wise men, and hearken vnto me, ye that haue knowledge. Job 34:3 For the eare tryeth the words, as the mouth tasteth meate. Job 34:4 Let vs seeke iudgement among vs, and let vs knowe among our selues what is good. Job 34:5 For Iob hath saide, I am righteous, & God hath taken away my iudgement. Job 34:6 Should I lye in my right? my wound of the arrowe is grieuous without my sinne. Job 34:7 What man is like Iob, that drinketh scornfulnesse like water? Job 34:8 Which goeth in the companie of them that worke iniquitie, and walketh with wicked men? Job 34:9 For he hath saide, It profiteth a man nothing that he should walke with God.
God omnipotent cannot be unjust.
Job 34:10 Therefore hearken vnto me, ye men of wisedome, God forbid that wickednesse should be in God, and iniquitie in the Almightie. Job 34:11 For he will render vnto man according to his worke, and cause euery one to finde according to his way. Job 34:12 And certainely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almightie peruert iudgement. Job 34:13 Whome hath he appointed ouer the earth beside him selfe? or who hath placed the whole worlde? Job 34:14 If he set his heart vpon man, and gather vnto him selfe his spirit and his breath, Job 34:15 All flesh shal perish together, and man shal returne vnto dust. Job 34:16 And if thou hast vnderstanding, heare this and hearken to the voyce of my wordes. Job 34:17 Shal he that hateth iudgement, gouerne? & wilt thou iudge him wicked that is most iust? Job 34:18 Wilt thou say vnto a King, Thou art wicked? or to princes, Ye are vngodly? Job 34:19 How much lesse to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, & regardeth not the rich, more then the poore? for they be all the worke of his handes. Job 34:20 They shall die suddenly, and the people shalbe troubled at midnight, & they shall passe foorth and take away the mightie without hand. Job 34:21 For his eyes are vpon the wayes of man, and he seeth all his goings. Job 34:22 There is no darkenesse nor shadowe of death, that the workers of iniquitie might be hid therein. Job 34:23 For he will not lay on man so much, that he should enter into iudgement with God. Job 34:24 He shall breake the mightie without seeking, and shall set vp other in their stead. Job 34:25 Therefore shall he declare their works: he shall turne the night, & they shalbe destroyed. Job 34:26 He striketh them as wicked men in the places of the seers, Job 34:27 Because they haue turned backe from him, and would not consider all his wayes: Job 34:28 So that they haue caused the voyce of the poore to come vnto him, and he hath heard the cry of the afflicted. Job 34:29 And when he giueth quietnesse, who can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who can beholde him, whether it be vpon nations, or vpon a man onely? Job 34:30 Because the hypocrite doeth reigne, and because the people are snared.
Man must humble himself unto God.
Job 34:31 Surely it appertaineth vnto God to say, I haue pardoned, I will not destroy. Job 34:32 But if I see not, teach thou me: if I haue done wickedly, I will doe no more. Job 34:33 Wil he performe the thing through thee? for thou hast reproued it, because that thou hast chosen, & not I. now speake what thou knowest.
Elihu reproveth Job.
Job 34:34 Let men of vnderstanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken vnto me. Job 34:35 Iob hath not spoken of knowledge, neyther were his wordes according to wisedome. Job 34:36 I desire that Iob may be tryed, vnto the ende touching the answeres for wicked men. Job 34:37 For he addeth rebellion vnto his sinne: he clappeth his handes among vs, and multiplieth his wordes against God.