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Job 34

Elihu accuseth Job for charging God with injustice.

Job 34:1 Elihu proceadynge forth in hys answere, sayd: Job 34:2 Heare my wordes (O ye wyse men) herken vnto me, ye that haue vnderstandynge. Job 34:3 For the eare proueth and discerneth the wordes, and þe mouth tasteth þe meates: Job 34:4 As for iudgement, let vs seke it out amonge oure selues, that we may knowe what is good. Job 34:5 And why? Iob hath sayde: I am ryghteous, but God doth me wronge. Job 34:6 I must neades be a lyer, though my cause me ryght, and violently I am plaged where as I made no faut: Job 34:7 where is there soch a one as Iob, that drincketh vp scornefulnes lyke water? Job 34:8 whych goeth in the company of wycked doers, and walketh wyth vngodly men? Job 34:9 For he hath sayed: Though a man be good, yet is he naught before God.

God omnipotent cannot be unjust.

Job 34:10 Therfore herken vnto me, ye that haue vnderstandynge. Farre be it from God, that he shuld medle wyth wickednesse: and farre be it from the Almyghtye, that he shulde medle wyth vnryghteous dealynge: Job 34:11 For he shall reward the worckes of man, and cause euery man to fynde accordynge to his wayes. Job 34:12 For sure it is, that God condemneth no man wrongefully, and the iudgement of the Almyghtye is not vnryghteous. Job 34:13 Who ruleth þe earth in his steade? Or, whom hath he sett to gouerne the whole worlde? Job 34:14 To whom hath he geuen hys herte, for to drawe hys sprete and breth vnto hym? Job 34:15 All flesh shall come together vnto naught, and all men shall turne agayne vnto dust. Job 34:16 If thou now haue vnderstandyng, heare what I saye, and herken to the voyce of my wordes? Job 34:17 Maye he be a ruler, that loueth no ryght? Or maye he that is a very innocent man, do vngodly? Job 34:18 Is it reason, þt thou shuldest saye to the kynge: Thou art wicked, or, thou art vngodly, and that before the prynces? Job 34:19 He hath no respecte vnto the personnes, of the lordly, and regardeth not the rych more then the poore. For they be all the worcke of hys handes. Job 34:20 In the twyncklinge of an eye shall they dye: and at mydnight, when the people and the tyrauntes rage, then shall they perish, and be taken awaye without handes. Job 34:21 And why? his eyes loke vpon the wayes of man, and he seyth all hys goynges. Job 34:22 There is no darcknes nor shadowe of death, þt can hyde the wycked doers from hym. Job 34:23 For no man shalbe suffred to go into iudgement wt God. Job 34:24 Many one: yee innumerable doth he punyshe, & setteth other in their steades. Job 34:25 Therfore shall he declare their worckes, he shall turne the nyght, and they shall be destroyed. Job 34:26 They that were in þe steade of Sears, dealt lyke vngodly men: Job 34:27 and therfore he punyshed them, because they turned back from hym, and wolde not consyder all hys wayes. Job 34:28 In so moch that they haue caused the voyce of the poore to come vnto hym, and now he heareth the complaynte of soche as are in trouble. Job 34:29 If he graunte pardon, who wyll condemne? And yf he hyde awaye hys countenaunce, who shalbe able to se it? whether it be to the people or to any man, thus wyll he do. Job 34:30 For the vngodlynesse of the people, doth God make an ypocrite to reygne, ouer them.

Man must humble himself unto God.

Job 34:31 For so moch then as I haue begonne to talke of God, I will not hyndre þe. Job 34:32 If I haue gone a mysse, enfourme thou me: yf I haue done wronge, I will leaue of. Job 34:33 Can he do nothinge without the? For thou hast reproued hys iudgement. Thou also hast thyne awne mynde and not I.

Elihu reproveth Job.

Job 34:34 But speake on what thou knowest. Let men of vnderstonding tell me, and let a wyse man herken vnto me. Job 34:35 As for Iob, he hath nether spoken to the purpose nor wisely. Job 34:36 O father, let Iob be well tryed, because he hath answered for wycked men: Job 34:37 yee, aboue his synne he doth wyckedly: triumpheth amonge vs, and multiplieth hys wordes agaynst God.

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