The Book of Job
1 – Eliu also proceeded, and said :
2 – Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee : for I have yet somewhat to speak in God’s behalf.
3 – I will repeat my knowledge from the beginning, and I will prove my Maker just.
4 – For indeed my words are without a lie, and perfect knowledge shall be proved to thee.
5 – God doth not cast away the mighty, whereas he himself also is mighty.
6 – But he saveth not the wicked, and he giveth judgment to the poor.
7 – He will not take away his eyes from the just, and he placeth kings on the throne for ever, and they are exalted.
8 – And if they shall be in chains, and be bound with the cords of poverty :
9 – He shall shew them their works, and their wicked deeds, because they have been violent.
10 – He also shall open their ear, to correct them : and shall speak, that they may return from iniquity.
11 – If they shall hear and observe, they shall accomplish their days in good, and their years in glory.
12 – But if they hear not, they shall pass by the sword, and shall be consumed in folly.
13 – Dissemblers and crafty men prove the wrath of God, neither shall they cry when they are bound.
14 – Their soul shall die in a storm, and their life among the effeminate.
15 – He shall deliver the poor out of his distress, and shall open his ear in affliction.
16 – Therefore he shall set thee at large out of the narrow mouth, and which hath no foundation under it : and the rest of thy table shall be full of fatness.
17 – Thy cause hath been judged as that of the wicked, cause and judgment thou shalt recover.
18 – Therefore let not anger overcome thee to oppress any man : neither let multitude of gifts turn thee aside.
19 – Lay down thy greatness without tribulation, and all the mighty of strength.
20 – Prolong not the night that people may come up for them.
21 – Beware thou turn not aside to iniquity : for this thou hast begun to follow after misery.
22 – Behold, God is high in his strength, and none is like him among the lawgivers.
23 – Who can search out his ways? or who can say to him : Thou has wrought iniquity?
24 – Remember that thou knowest not his work, concerning which men have sung.
25 – All men see him, every one beholdeth afar off.
26 – Behold, God is great, exceeding our knowledge : the number of his years is inestimable.
27 – He lifteth up the drops of rain, and poureth out showers like floods :
28 – Which flow from the clouds that cover all above.
29 – If he will spread out clouds as his tent,
30 – And lighten with his light from above, he shall cover also the ends of the sea.
31 – For by these he judgeth people, and giveth food to many mortals.
32 – In his hands he hideth the light, and commandeth it to come again.
33 – He sheweth his friend concerning it, that it is his possession, and that he may come up to it.
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