35:1Elihu spake moreover, and said,
35:2Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?
35:3For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
35:4I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.
35:5Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.
35:6If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
35:7If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
35:8Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.
35:9By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.
35:10But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;
35:11Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
35:12There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.
35:13Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
35:14Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.
35:15But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:
35:16Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.
36:1Elihu also proceeded, and said,
36:2Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.
36:3I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
36:4For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.
36:5Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.
36:6He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.
36:7He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.
36:8And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;
36:9Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.
36:10He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.
36:11If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
36:12But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.
36:13But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them.
36:14They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.
36:15He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.
36:16Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.
36:17But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on thee.
36:18Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.
36:19Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.
36:20Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.
36:21Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.
36:22Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?
36:23Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?
36:24Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.
36:25Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.
36:26Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
36:27For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:
36:28Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
36:29Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?
36:30Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.
36:31For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.
36:32With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.
36:33The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.
37:1At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place.
37:2Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.
37:3He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.
37:4After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.
37:5God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
37:6For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
37:7He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.
37:8Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.
37:9Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.
37:10By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
37:11Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:
37:12And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.
37:13He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.
37:14Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
37:15Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
37:16Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
37:17How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?
37:18Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
37:19Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.
37:20Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.
37:21And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.
37:22Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.
37:23Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
37:24Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.