Job 34
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Elihu Confirms God’s Justice

1Eliu proceaded forth in his comunicacion, & sayde:

2Heare my wordes (O ye wyse men) herken vnto me, ye yt haue vnderstondinge.

3For like as the mouth tasteth the meates, so the eare proueth & discerneth the wordes.

4As for the iudgmet, let vs seke it out amonge or selues, yt we maye knowe what is right.

5And why? Iob hath sayde: I am rightuous, but God doth me wronge.

6I must nedes be a lyar, though my cause be right: & violetly am I plaged, where as I made no fawte.

7where is there soch one as Iob, yt drinketh vp scornefulnes like water?

8which goeth in ye company of wicked doers, & walketh wt vngodly me?

9For he saieth: Though a ma be good, yet is he naught before God.

10Therfore herke vnto me, ye yt haue vnderstondinge. Farre be it from God, that he shulde medle with wickednesse: and farre be it from the Allmightie, yt he shulde medle with vnrightuous dealynge:

11but he rewardeth the workes of man, and causeth euery man to fynde acordinge to his wayes.

12For sure it is, that God codemneth no man wrongeously, and the iudgmet of the Allmightie is not vnrightuous.

13Who ruleth the earth in his steade? Or, whom hath he set to gouerne the whole worlde?

14To whom hath he geuen his herte, for to drawe his sprete and breth vnto him?

15All flesh shal come together vnto naught, & all me shal turne agayne vnto earth.

16Yf thou now haue vnderstodinge, heare what I saye and herken to the voyce of my wordes.

17Maye he be made whole, that loueth no right? Yf thou were a very innocent man, shuldest thou then be punyshed?

18For he is euen the same, yt knoweth the rebellious kynges, & sayeth to princes:

19Vngodly men are ye He hath no respecte vnto the personnes of ye lordly, & regardeth not the rich more the poore. For they be all the worke of his hondes.

20In the twincklinge off an eye shall they be slayne: and at mydnight, when the people & the tyrauntes rage, then shal they perish, ad be taken awaye with out hondes.

21And why? his eyes loke vpon the wayes of man, and he seyth all his goinges.

22There is no darcknes ner thicke shadowe, yt can hyde the wicked doers from him.

23For no ma shalbe suffred to go into iudgment with God.

24Many one, yee innumerable doth he punyshe and setteth other in their steades.

25For he knoweth their euell & darcke workes, therfore shal they be destroyed.

26They that were in ye steade of Seers, dealt like vngodly me.

27Therfore turned they back traytorously and vnfaithfully fro hi, & wolde not receaue his wayes.

28In so moch that they haue caused ye voyce of the poore to come vnto him, & now he heareth the coplaynte of soch as are in necessite.

29Yf he delyuer & graunte pardo, who will iudge or condemne? But yf he hyde awaye his countenaunce, who wil turne it aboute agayne, whether it be to the people or to eny man?

30For the wickednesse & synne of ye people, he maketh an ypocrite to reigne ouer the.

31For so moch then as I haue begonne to talke of God, I wil not hyndre the.

32Yf I haue gone amysse, enfourme me: yf I haue done wronge, I wil leaue of.

33Wilt thou not geue a reasonable answere? Art thou afrayed of eny thinge, seynge thou beganest first to speake, & not I?

34For els the men of vnderstodinge & wisdome that haue herde me, might saye: What cast thou speake?

35As for Iob he hath nether spoken to the purpose ner wysely.

36O father, let Iob be well tryed, because he he hath turned himself to ye wicked:

37yee aboue his synnes he hath blasphemed, which offence he hath done euen before vs, in yt he stryueth agaynst God with his wordes.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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