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Passage Lookup: Job 34

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Job 34:1
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Then Elihu said:
Job 34:2
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"Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me,(a) you men of learning.
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Job 34:3
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For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food.(b)
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Job 34:4
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Let us discern for ourselves what is right;(c) let us learn together what is good.(d)
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Job 34:5
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"Job says, ‘I am innocent,(e) but God denies me justice.(f)
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Job 34:6
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Although I am right, I am considered a liar;(g) although I am guiltless,(h) his arrow inflicts an incurable wound.'(i)
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Job 34:7
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Is there anyone like Job, who drinks scorn like water?(j)
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Job 34:8
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He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with the wicked.(k)
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Job 34:9
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For he says, ‘There is no profit in trying to please God.'(l)
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Job 34:10
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"So listen to me,(m) you men of understanding.(n) Far be it from God to do evil,(o) from the Almighty to do wrong.(p)
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Job 34:11
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He repays everyone for what they have done;(q) he brings on them what their conduct deserves.(r)
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Job 34:12
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It is unthinkable that God would do wrong,(s) that the Almighty would pervert justice.(t)
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Job 34:13
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Who appointed(u) him over the earth? Who put him in charge of the whole world?(v)
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Job 34:14
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If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit[a](w) and breath,(x)
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Job 34:15
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all humanity would perish(y) together and mankind would return to the dust.(z)
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Job 34:16
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"If you have understanding,(aa) hear this; listen to what I say.(ab)
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Job 34:17
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Can someone who hates justice govern?(ac) Will you condemn the just and mighty One?(ad)
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Job 34:18
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Is he not the One who says to kings, ‘You are worthless,' and to nobles,(ae) ‘You are wicked,'(af)
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Job 34:19
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who shows no partiality(ag) to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor,(ah) for they are all the work of his hands?(ai)
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Job 34:20
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They die in an instant, in the middle of the night;(aj) the people are shaken and they pass away; the mighty are removed without human hand.(ak)
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Job 34:21
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"His eyes are on the ways of mortals;(al) he sees their every step.(am)
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Job 34:22
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There is no deep shadow,(an) no utter darkness,(ao) where evildoers can hide.(ap)
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Job 34:23
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God has no need to examine people further,(aq) that they should come before him for judgment.(ar)
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Job 34:24
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Without inquiry he shatters(as) the mighty(at) and sets up others in their place.(au)
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Job 34:25
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Because he takes note of their deeds,(av) he overthrows them in the night(aw) and they are crushed.(ax)
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Job 34:26
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He punishes them for their wickedness(ay) where everyone can see them,
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Job 34:27
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because they turned from following him(az) and had no regard for any of his ways.(ba)
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Job 34:28
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They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy.(bb)
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Job 34:29
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But if he remains silent,(bc) who can condemn him?(bd) If he hides his face,(be) who can see him? Yet he is over individual and nation alike,(bf)
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Job 34:30
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to keep the godless(bg) from ruling,(bh) from laying snares for the people.(bi)
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Job 34:31
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"Suppose someone says to God, ‘I am guilty(bj) but will offend no more.
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Job 34:32
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Teach me what I cannot see;(bk) if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.'(bl)
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Job 34:33
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Should God then reward you on your terms, when you refuse to repent?(bm) You must decide, not I; so tell me what you know.
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Job 34:34
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"Men of understanding declare, wise men who hear me say to me,
Job 34:35
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‘Job speaks without knowledge;(bn) his words lack insight.'(bo)
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Job 34:36
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Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost for answering like a wicked man!(bp)
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Job 34:37
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To his sin he adds rebellion; scornfully he claps his hands(bq) among us and multiplies his words(br) against God."(bs)
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