Elihu sheweth how God is just in his ways.
Job 36:1 And Elihu added and said: Job 36:2 Restrain thyself for me a little, and I will shew thee, that, yetfor GOD, there is justification, Job 36:3 I will bring my knowledge from afar, and, to my Maker, will I attribute righteousness. Job 36:4 For, of a truthnot false, are my words, One of competent knowledge, is with thee. Job 36:5 Lo! GOD, is mighty, yet will he not despise, Mighty in vigour of mind; Job 36:6 He will not keep alive one who is lawless, but, the right of oppressed ones, will he grant; Job 36:7 He will not withdrawfrom a righteous onehis eyes,but, with kings on the throne, He hath seated men triumphantly, and they have been exalted. Job 36:8 But, if, bound in fetters, they have been captured with cords of affliction, Job 36:9 Then hath he declared to them their deed, and their transgressionsthat they were wont to behave themselves proudly; Job 36:10 Thus hath he uncovered their ear to a warning, and saidthat they should turn from iniquity. Job 36:11 If they would hearken, and serve, they should complete their days, in prosperity, and their years, in pleasantness; Job 36:12 But, if they would not hearken, by a weapon, should they pass away, and breathe their last, no one knowing. Job 36:13 Yea, the impious in heart, should store up anger, They should not cry for help, when he bound them. Job 36:14 Their soul should die in youth, and their life, among the unclean. Job 36:15 He would deliver the humbled in his humiliation, and would uncoverin oppressiontheir ear.
How Job's sins hinder God's blessings.
Job 36:16 Yea he might even have allured theeout of the mouth of straitness, [into] a wide spaceno narrowness there,and, the food set down on thy table, should have been full of fatness. Job 36:17 But, with the plea of a lawless one, thou art full, Plea and sentence, will take fast hold. Job 36:18 Because there is wrath, [beware] lest he take thee away with a stroke, Then let not, a great ransom, mislead thee. Job 36:19 Will he value thy riches? Nay not precious ore, nor all the forces of strength. Job 36:20 Do not pant for the night, when peoples disappear from their place. Job 36:21 Beware, do not turn unto iniquity, For, this, thou hast chosen rather than affliction. Job 36:22 Lo, GOD, exalteth himself by his strength, Who like him doth teach? Job 36:23 Who enjoined on him his way? and who ever said, Thou hast wrought perversity?
God's works are to be magnified.
Job 36:24 Remember, that thou extol his work, of which men have sung; Job 36:25 Every son of earth, hath viewed it, Mortal man, looketh at it from afar. Job 36:26 Lo, GOD, is greater than we can know, The number of his years, even past finding out! Job 36:27 For he draweth up drops of water, They trickle as rain through his mist; Job 36:28 With which the clouds flow down, They drop on man in abundance. Job 36:29 But surely none can understand the burstings of the cloud, the crashing of his pavilion! Job 36:30 Lo! he hath spread out over it, his lightning, The bed of the sea, hath he covered. Job 36:31 For, by those things, he executeth judgment on peoples, He giveth food in abundance: Job 36:32 Upon both hands, he putteth a covering of lightning, and layeth command upon it against an assailant: Job 36:33 His rolling thunder telleth concerning him,The cattle, even, concerning him that is coming up.