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Geneva Bible 1599 - Job

Job 34

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1Moreouer Elihu answered, and saide,
2Heare my wordes, ye wise men, and hearken vnto me, ye that haue knowledge.
3For the eare tryeth the words, as the mouth tasteth meate.
4Let vs seeke iudgement among vs, and let vs knowe among our selues what is good.
5For Iob hath saide, I am righteous, and God hath taken away my iudgement.
6Should I lye in my right? my wound of the arrowe is grieuous without my sinne.
7What man is like Iob, that drinketh scornfulnesse like water?
8Which goeth in the companie of them that worke iniquitie, and walketh with wicked men?
9For he hath saide, It profiteth a man nothing that he should walke with God.
10Therefore hearken vnto me, ye men of wisedome, God forbid that wickednesse should be in God, and iniquitie in the Almightie.
11For he will render vnto man according to his worke, and cause euery one to finde according to his way.
12And certainely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almightie peruert iudgement.
13Whome hath he appointed ouer the earth beside him selfe? or who hath placed the whole worlde?
14If he set his heart vpon man, and gather vnto him selfe his spirit and his breath,
15All flesh shall perish together, and man shall returne vnto dust.
16And if thou hast vnderstanding, heare this and hearken to the voyce of my wordes.
17Shal he that hateth iudgement, gouerne? and wilt thou iudge him wicked that is most iust?
18Wilt thou say vnto a King, Thou art wicked? or to princes, Ye are vngodly?

19How much lesse to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, and regardeth not the rich, more then the poore? for they be all the worke of his handes.
20They shall die suddenly, and the people shalbe troubled at midnight, and they shall passe foorth and take away the mightie without hand.
21For his eyes are vpon the wayes of man, and he seeth all his goings.
22There is no darkenesse nor shadowe of death, that the workers of iniquitie might be hid therein.
23For he will not lay on man so much, that he should enter into iudgement with God.
24He shall breake the mightie without seeking, and shall set vp other in their stead.
25Therefore shall he declare their works: he shall turne the night, and they shalbe destroyed.
26He striketh them as wicked men in the places of the seers,
27Because they haue turned backe from him, and would not consider all his wayes:
28So that they haue caused the voyce of the poore to come vnto him, and he hath heard the cry of the afflicted.
29And when he giueth quietnesse, who can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who can beholde him, whether it be vpon nations, or vpon a man onely?
30Because the hypocrite doeth reigne, and because the people are snared.
31Surely it appertaineth vnto God to say, I haue pardoned, I will not destroy.
32But if I see not, teach thou me: if I haue done wickedly, I will doe no more.
33Wil he performe the thing through thee? for thou hast reproued it, because that thou hast chosen, and not I. now speake what thou knowest.
34Let men of vnderstanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken vnto me.
35Iob hath not spoken of knowledge, neyther were his wordes according to wisedome.
36I desire that Iob may be tryed, vnto the ende touching the answeres for wicked men.

37For he addeth rebellion vnto his sinne: he clappeth his handes among vs, and multiplieth his wordes against God.