Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Job 34

Elihu accuseth Job for charging God with injustice.

Job 34:1 Furthermore Elihu responded, and said:— Job 34:2 Hear, ye wise men, my words, and, ye who know, give ear unto me; Job 34:3 For, the ear, trieth words, as, the palate, tasteth in eating. Job 34:4 What is right, let us choose for ourselves, Let us know, among ourselves, what is good; Job 34:5 For Job hath said—I am righteous, But, GOD, hath turned away my right; Job 34:6 Concerning mine own right, shall I tell a falsehood? Incurable is my disease—not for any transgression. Job 34:7 What man is like Job? He drinketh in scoffing like water; Job 34:8 And is on the way to keep company, with the workers of iniquity, and to walk with lawless men. Job 34:9 For he hath said, It profiteth not a man, when, his good pleasure, is with God.

God omnipotent cannot be unjust.

Job 34:10 Wherefore, ye men of mind, hearken unto me,—Far be it, that, GOD, should be lawless, or, the Almighty, be perverse! Job 34:11 For, what any son of earth doeth, he repayeth him, and, according to every man's course, he causeth him to find. Job 34:12 Nay, verily, GOD, will not condemn unjustly,—nor, the Almighty, pervert justice. Job 34:13 Who set him in charge of the earth? Or who appointed [him] the whole world? Job 34:14 If he should set against him his heart, His spirit and his inspiration, unto himself he should withdraw. Job 34:15 All flesh together, would cease to breathe, and, the earth-born, unto dust, would return. Job 34:16 If then [thou hast] understanding, hear this, Give thou ear to the teaching of my words:— Job 34:17 Shall, the very hater of right, control? Or, the just—the mighty one, wilt thou condemn? Job 34:18 Doth one say to a king, Abandoned one! Or, Lawless one! unto nobles? Job 34:19 For he hath shewn no respect of persons unto princes, neither hath he recognised the rich rather than the poor? For, the work of his hands, are they all. Job 34:20 In a moment, they die, even in the middle of the night,—A people are convulsed when they pass away, A mighty one is removed, without hand; Job 34:21 For, his eyes, are on the ways of a man, and, all his footsteps, he beholdeth,— Job 34:22 No darkness, and no death-shade, where the workers of iniquity may hide. Job 34:23 For, unto no man, doth he appoint a repetition,—in going unto GOD in judgment; Job 34:24 He shattereth mighty ones unsearchably, and setteth up others in their stead: Job 34:25 Therefore, he observeth their works,—and overturneth [them] in a night, and they are crushed; Job 34:26 In the place of lawless men, hath he chastised them, in presence of beholders. Job 34:27 Forasmuch, as they turned from following him, and, none of his ways, did they teach; Job 34:28 Causing to reach him the outcry of the poor, Yea, the outcry of the oppressed, he heareth. Job 34:29 When, he, giveth quiet, who then shall condemn? And, when he hideth [his] face, who then shall sing of him? whether unto a nation or unto mankind altogether, Job 34:30 That impious men may not reign, nor be ensnarers of the people.

Man must humble himself unto God.

Job 34:31 For, unto GOD, hath one [ever] said—I have borne punishment, I will not be perverse; Job 34:32 What I see not, do, thou, shew me, If, perverseness, I have wrought, I will do it no more? Job 34:33 According to thy mind, must he requite it, that thou hast refused? For, thou, must choose, and not, I, What then thou knowest, speak!

Elihu reproveth Job.

Job 34:34 The men of mind, will say to me, yea any wise man hearkening unto me:— Job 34:35 Job, without knowledge, doth speak, and, his words, are not with discretion. Job 34:36 Would that Job might be tested to the uttermost, for replying with the men of iniquity: Job 34:37 For he addeth—unto his sin—rebellion, In our midst, he clappeth his hands, and multiplieth his sayings against GOD.

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