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Job 36

Elihu sheweth how God is just in his ways.

Job 36:1 Elihu proceaded forth in hys talkyng, and sayd: Job 36:2 Holde the styll a lytle, & I shall shewe þe, what I haue yet to speake on Goddes behalfe. Job 36:3 I wyll open vnto the yet more of myne vnderstandynge, & proue my mater ryghteous. Job 36:4 And truly, my wordes shall not be vayne, seynge he is with the that is perfect in knowlege: Job 36:5 behold, the greate God casteth awaye no man, for he him selfe is myghty in power and wysdome. Job 36:6 As for the vngodly, he shall not preserue hym, but shall helpe the poore to their ryght. Job 36:7 He shall turne hys eyes awaye from the ryghteous, but as kynges shall they be in theyr trone, he shall stablysh them for euer, & they shalbe exalted. Job 36:8 But yf they be layed in preson and cheynes, or bounde with the bondes of trouble, Job 36:9 then wyll he shewe them theyr worcke, and the synnes wher with they haue vsed cruell vyolence. Job 36:10 He wyth punysshynge and nurtringe of them, roundeth them in the eares, warneth them to leaue of from theyr wyckednesse, & to amende. Job 36:11 If they now wyll take hede and serue him, they shall were out theyr dayes in prosperite, and theyr yeares in pleasure and ioye. Job 36:12 But yf they wyll not herken, they shall go thorow the swearde, and perysh or euer they be aware. Job 36:13 As for soch as be fayned ypocrites, they shall heape vp wrath for them selues: for they call not vpon hym, though they be hys presoners. Job 36:14 Thus shall theyr soule perysshe in folyshnesse, & theyr lyfe shalbe condemned among the fornicatours. Job 36:15 The poore shall he delyuer out of his affliction, & rounde them in the eare whan they be in trouble.

How Job's sins hinder God's blessings.

Job 36:16 Euen so shall he kepe the (yf thou wylt be content) from the bottomlesse pytte that is beneth: & yf thou wylt holde þe quyete, he shall fyll thy table wyth plenteousnesse. Job 36:17 Neuerthelesse, thou hast condemned the iudgement of the vngodly, yee, euen soche a iudgement and sentence shalt thou suffre. Job 36:18 For then shall not thy cause be stylled wyth crueltye, nor pacyfyed wyth many gyftes. Job 36:19 Thynkest thou, that he wyll regarde thy riches? he shall not care for golde, ner for all them that excell in strength. Job 36:20 Prolonge not thou þe tyme, tyll ther come a nyght for the, to set other people in thy steade. Job 36:21 But bewarre that thou turne not asyde to wyckednesse and synne, which hither to thou hast chosen more then mekenesse. Job 36:22 Behold, God is of a mighttye hye power: Where is there soche a gyde & lawe geuer as he? Job 36:23 Who wyll reproue hym of hys waye? who wyll saye vnto him: thou hast done wrong?

God's works are to be magnified.

Job 36:24 O consydre how greate and excellent hys worckes be, whom all men loue and prayse: Job 36:25 yee, wondre at hym, and yet they se hym but afarre of. Job 36:26 Beholde, so greate is God, that he passeth oure knowledge, nether are we able to come to the experience of hys yeares. Job 36:27 He turneth the water to small droppes, he dryueth hys cloudes together for to rayne, Job 36:28 so þt they poure downe and droppe vpon men. Job 36:29 He can sprede out the cloudes (a couerynge of hys tabernacle) Job 36:30 and cause hys lyght to shyne vpon them, and to couer the botome of þe see. Job 36:31 By these thinges gouerneth he hys people, and geueth them aboundaunce of meate. Job 36:32 Wyth the cloudes he hydeth the lyght, and at hys commaundement it commeth agayne. Job 36:33 The rysyng vp therof sheweth he to hys frendes & to the catell.

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