Job 34

VIN(i) 1 Moreover Elihu answered, 2 "Hear my words, you wise men, and listen to me, you who know, 3 For the ear tests words, as the mouth tastes food. 4 Let us choose for ourselves what is right; let us know among ourselves what is good! 5 "Job has said: 'I am innocent, and God has taken away my right. 6 Notwithstanding my right I am considered a liar. My wound is incurable, though I am without disobedience.' 7 What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water, 8 Who goes in company with evildoers, and walks with wicked men? 9 For he has said, It profits a man nothing when he is accepted with God. 10 Therefore listen to me, O man of heart; far be it from God to commit iniquity; and from the Almighty, to do wrong. 11 He shalams humanity for his deeds, and presents every man according to his ways. 12 Yes, certainly God will not do wrong. Neither will the Almighty pervert justice. 13 Who gave him charge over the earth? Or who laid on him the whole world? 14 If he set his heart on man, if he gather to himself his spirit and his breath; 15 All flesh would expire together, and man would return to the dust. 16 "But if you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say. 17 "Shall one who hates justice rule? And will you condemn the righteous Mighty One? 18 Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art worthless? and to princes, Ye are wicked? 19 who does not respect the persons of rulers, nor regards the rich more than the poor. For they all are the work of his hands. 20 In a moment will they die, and in the midst of the night; people are moved, and pass away: and the mighty will be removed without a human hand. 21 For His eyes are on the ways of man, and He sees all his steps. 22 There is no darkness or deep shadow where troublemakers can hide. 23 For he doesn't need to consider a man further, that he should go before God in judgment. 24 He shatters the mighty without investigation, and he sets others in their place. 25 Since he knoweth their actions; and he overthroweth [them] in the night, and they are crushed. 26 He strikes them where the wicked stood, where there are onlookers, 27 Because they turned aside from following him, and would not have regard to any of his ways 28 But they caused the cry of the poor to be brought before Him, So that He heard the cry of the humble. 29 "If he is remains silent, who will condemn him? If he conceals his face, who can see him? He watches over both nation and individual alike, 30 to keep the godless man from reigning or laying a snare for the people." 31 "For has any said to God, 'I am guilty, but I will not offend any more. 32 teach me yourself what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I will not repeat it'? 33 According to your mind, he shalams what you refuse - what you choose; and not I; so word only what you know. 34 May men of understanding say, and the wise mighty hearken to me. 35 'Job speaks without knowledge, and his words are without insight. 36 I wish that Job were tried to the end, because of his answering like wicked men. 37 For he adds rebellion to his sin; he claps his hands among us, and multiplies his words against God.