Job 34

Bishops(i) 1 Elihu proceeding in his aunswere, sayde 2 Heare my wordes O ye wise men, hearken vnto me ye that haue vnderstanding 3 For the eare discerneth wordes, and the mouth tasteth the meates 4 As for iudgement, let vs seke it out among our selues, that we may knowe what is good 5 [And why?] Iob hath sayd, I am righteous, and God hath taken away my iudgement 6 In my right I shoulde be a lyer: my wounde is incurable without my fault 7 Where is there such a one as Iob, that drinketh vp scornefulnesse like water 8 Which goeth in the companie of wicked doers, and walketh with vngodly men 9 For he hath sayde, It profiteth a man nothing that he shoulde walke with God 10 Therfore hearken vnto me ye that haue vnderstanding: farre be it from God that he shoulde meddle with wickednesse, & farre be it from the almightie that he shoulde meddle with vnrighteous dealing 11 For he shall rewarde man after his workes, and cause euery man to finde according to his wayes 12 Sure it is that God wil not do wickedly, neither wyll the almightie paruert iudgement 13 Who ruleth the earth but he? or who hath placed the whole world 14 If he set his heart vpon [man] and gather vnto hym selfe his spirite and his breath 15 All fleshe shall come to naught at once, and all men shall turne againe vnto dust 16 If thou nowe haue vnderstanding, heare what I say, and hearken to the voyce of my wordes 17 May he be a ruler that loueth not right? or may he that is a very innocent man do vngodly 18 Is it reason that thou shouldest say to the king, Thou art wicked, or thou art vngodly, and that before the princes 19 God hath no respect vnto the persons of the lordly, and regardeth not the riche more then the poore: for they be al the worke of his handes 20 In the twinckling of an eye shall they dye, and at midnight when the people and the tirantes rage, then shall they perishe, & be taken away without handes 21 For his eyes loke vpon the wayes of man, and he seeth all his goinges 22 There is no darkenesse nor shadowe of death that can hide the wicked doers from him 23 For God wil not lay vpon man more then he hath sinned, that he should enter into iudgement with him 24 He shall destroy the mightie without seeking, and shall set other in their steede 25 Therefore shall he declare their workes: he shall turne the night, and they shalbe destroyed 26 The vngodly doth he punishe openly 27 Because they tourned backe from him, and would not consider all his wayes 28 Insomuch that they haue caused the voyce of the poore to come vnto him, and now he heareth the complaint of such as are in trouble 29 When he geueth quietnesse, who can make trouble? and when he hydeth his face, who can beholde him? whether it be vpon nations, or vpo one man onely 30 Because the hypocrite doth raigne, because the people are snared 31 Surely of God onely it can be saide, I haue pardoned, I wyll not destroy 32 If I haue gone amisse, enfourme thou me: If I haue done wrong, I wyll leaue of 33 Wyll he perfourme the thing through thee? for thou hast reproued his iudgement, thou also hast thyne owne minde, and not I: But speake on what thou knowest 34 Let men of vnderstanding tell me, and let a wyse man hearken vnto me 35 Iob hath not spoken of knowledge, neither were his wordes according to wysdome 36 O father, let Iob be well tryed, because he hath aunswered for wicked men 37 Yea aboue his sinne he doth wickedly, triumpheth among vs, and multiplieth his wordes against God