Young's Literal Translation

Job 34

Elihu accuseth Job for charging God with injustice.

Job 34:1 And Elihu answereth and saith: Job 34:2 Hear, O wise men, my words, And, O knowing ones, give ear to me. Job 34:3 For the ear doth try words, And the palate tasteth to eat. Job 34:4 Judgment let us choose for ourselves, Let us know among ourselves what [is] good. Job 34:5 For Job hath said, 'I have been righteous, And God hath turned aside my right, Job 34:6 Against my right do I lie? Mortal [is] mine arrow—without transgression.' Job 34:7 Who [is] a man like Job? He drinketh scoffing like water, Job 34:8 And he hath travelled for company With workers of iniquity, So as to go with men of wickedness. Job 34:9 For he hath said, 'It doth not profit a man, When he delighteth himself with God.'

God omnipotent cannot be unjust.

Job 34:10 Therefore, O men of heart, hearken to me; Far be it from God to do wickedness, And [from] the Mighty to do perverseness: Job 34:11 For the work of man he repayeth to him, And according to the path of each He doth cause him to find. Job 34:12 Yea, truly, God doth not do wickedly, And the Mighty doth not pervert judgment. Job 34:13 Who hath inspected for Himself the earth? And who hath placed all the habitable world? Job 34:14 If He doth set on him His heart, His spirit and his breath unto Him He gathereth. Job 34:15 Expire doth all flesh together, And man to dust returneth. Job 34:16 And if [there is] understanding, hear this, Give ear to the voice of my words. Job 34:17 Yea, doth one hating justice govern? Or the Most Just dost thou condemn? Job 34:18 Who hath said to a king—'Worthless,' Unto princes—'Wicked?' Job 34:19 That hath not accepted the person of princes, Nor hath known the rich before the poor, For a work of His hands [are] all of them. Job 34:20 [In] a moment they die, and at midnight Shake do people, and they pass away, And they remove the mighty without hand. Job 34:21 For His eyes [are] on the ways of each, And all his steps He doth see. Job 34:22 There is no darkness nor death-shade, For workers of iniquity to be hidden there; Job 34:23 For He doth not suffer man any more, To go unto God in judgment, Job 34:24 He breaketh the mighty—no searching! And He appointeth others in their stead. Job 34:25 Therefore He knoweth their works, And He hath overturned by night, And they are bruised. Job 34:26 As wicked He hath stricken them, In the place of beholders. Job 34:27 Because that against right They have turned aside from after Him, And none of His ways have considered wisely, Job 34:28 To cause to come in unto Him The cry of the poor, And the cry of the afflicted He heareth. Job 34:29 And He giveth rest, and who maketh wrong? And hideth the face, and who beholdeth it? And in reference to a nation and to a man, [It is] the same. Job 34:30 From the reigning of a profane man, From the snares of a people;

Man must humble himself unto God.

Job 34:31 For unto God hath any said: 'I have taken away, I do not corruptly, Job 34:32 Besides [that which] I see, shew Thou me, If iniquity I have done—I do not add?' Job 34:33 By thee doth He recompense, That thou hast refused—That thou dost choose, and not I? And what thou hast known, speak.

Elihu reproveth Job.

Job 34:34 Let men of heart say to me, And a wise man is hearkening to me. Job 34:35 Job—not with knowledge doth he speak, And his words [are] not with wisdom. Job 34:36 My Father! let Job be tried—unto victory, Because of answers for men of iniquity, Job 34:37 For he doth add to his sin, Transgression among us he vomiteth, And multiplieth his sayings to God.

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