THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

32:1So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

32:2Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.

32:3Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

32:4Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.

32:5When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.

32:6And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.

32:7I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

32:8But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

32:9Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.

32:10Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.

32:11Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

32:12Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:

32:13Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.

32:14Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.

32:15They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off speaking.

32:16When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and answered no more;)

32:17I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.

32:18For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.

32:19Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.

32:20I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.

32:21Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.

32:22For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

33:1Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words.

33:2Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.

33:3My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.

33:4The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

33:5If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up.

33:6Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.

33:7Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee.

33:8Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying,

33:9I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.

33:10Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for his enemy,

33:11He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.

33:12Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.

33:13Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.

33:14For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.

33:15In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;

33:16Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

33:17That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

33:18He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

33:19He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:

33:20So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.

33:21His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.

33:22Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

33:23If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness:

33:24Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.

33:25His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:

33:26He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.

33:27He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

33:28He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.

33:29Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,

33:30To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

33:31Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak.

33:32If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee.

33:33If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.

34:1Furthermore Elihu answered and said,

34:2Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

34:3For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.

34:4Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.

34:5For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.

34:6Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.

34:7What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

34:8Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.

34:9For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

34:10Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

34:11For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.

34:12Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

34:13Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the whole world?

34:14If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;

34:15All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.

34:16If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.

34:17Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?

34:18Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?

34:19How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.

34:20In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.

34:21For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.

34:22There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

34:23For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.

34:24He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.

34:25Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

34:26He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

34:27Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:

34:28So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.

34:29When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

34:30That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.

34:31Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:

34:32That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.

34:33Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.

34:34Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.

34:35Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.

34:36My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men.

34:37For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God.



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