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Job 36

Elihu sheweth how God is just in his ways.

Job 36:1 Elihu also proceeded and sayde, Job 36:2 Suffer me a litle, and I will instruct thee: for I haue yet to speake on Gods behalfe. Job 36:3 I will fetche my knowledge afarre off, & will attribute rigteousnesse vnto my Maker. Job 36:4 For truely my wordes shall not be false, and he that is perfect in knowledge, speaketh with thee. Job 36:5 Behold, the mighty God casteth away none that is mighty and valiant of courage. Job 36:6 He mainteineth not the wicked, but he giueth iudgement to the afflicted. Job 36:7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous, but they are with Kings in ye throne, where he placeth them for euer: thus they are exalted. Job 36:8 And if they bee bound in fetters and tyed with the cordes of affliction, Job 36:9 Then will he shewe them their worke and their sinnes, because they haue bene proude. Job 36:10 He openeth also their eare to discipline, and commandeth them that they returne fro iniquity. Job 36:11 If they obey and serue him, they shal end their dayes in prosperity, & their yeres in pleasures. Job 36:12 But if they wil not obey, they shal passe by the sworde, and perish without knowledge. Job 36:13 But the hypocrites of heart increase the wrath: for they call not when he bindeth them. Job 36:14 Their soule dyeth in youth, and their life among the whoremongers. Job 36:15 He deliuereth the poore in his affliction, & openeth their eare in trouble.

How Job's sins hinder God's blessings.

Job 36:16 Euen so woulde he haue taken thee out of the streight place into a broade place and not shut vp beneath: and that which resteth vpon thy table, had bene full of fat. Job 36:17 But thou art ful of the iudgement of the wicked, though iudgement and equitie maintaine all things. Job 36:18 For Gods wrath is, least hee should take that away in thine abundance: for no multitude of giftes can deliuer thee. Job 36:19 Wil he regard thy riches? he regardeth not golde, nor all them that excel in strength. Job 36:20 Be not carefull in the night, howe he destroyeth the people out of their place. Job 36:21 Take thou heede: looke not to iniquitie: for thou hast chosen it rather then affliction. Job 36:22 Beholde, God exalteth by his power: what teacher is like him? Job 36:23 Who hath appointed to him his way? or who can say, Thou hast done wickedly?

God's works are to be magnified.

Job 36:24 Remember that thou magnifie his worke, which men behold. Job 36:25 All men see it, and men beholde it afarre off. Job 36:26 Beholde, God is excellent, and we knowe him not, neither can the nomber of his yeres bee searched out. Job 36:27 When he restraineth the droppes of water, the rayne powreth down by the vapour thereof, Job 36:28 Which raine the cloudes do droppe and let fall abundantly vpon man. Job 36:29 Who can know the diuisions of ye clouds and the thunders of his tabernacle? Job 36:30 Beholde, he spreadeth his light vpon it, and couereth the bottome of the sea. Job 36:31 For thereby hee iudgeth the people, and giueth meate abundantly. Job 36:32 He couereth the light with the clouds, and commandeth them to go against it. Job 36:33 His companion sheweth him thereof, and there is anger in rising vp.

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