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    Job 34

    1 Moreover Elihu answered and said,ASV — Job 34:1

    2 Hear my words, ye wise men; And give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.ASV — Job 34:2

    3 For the ear trieth words, As the palate tasteth food.ASV — Job 34:3

    4 Let us choose for us that which is right: Let us know among ourselves what is good.ASV — Job 34:4

    5 For Job hath said, I am righteous, And God hath taken away my right:ASV — Job 34:5

    6 Notwithstanding my right I am [accounted] a liar; My wound is incurable, [though I am] without transgression.ASV — Job 34:6

    7 What man is like Job, Who drinketh up scoffing like water,ASV — Job 34:7

    8 Who goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, And walketh with wicked men?ASV — Job 34:8

    9 For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing That he should delight himself with God.ASV — Job 34:9

    10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: Far be it from God, that he should do wickedness, And from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.ASV — Job 34:10

    11 For the work of a man will he render unto him, And cause every man to find according to his ways.ASV — Job 34:11

    12 Yea, of a surety, God will not do wickedly, Neither will the Almighty pervert justice.ASV — Job 34:12

    13 Who gave him a charge over the earth? Or who hath disposed the whole world?ASV — Job 34:13

    14 If he set his heart upon himself, [If] he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;ASV — Job 34:14

    15 All flesh shall perish together, And man shall turn again unto dust.ASV — Job 34:15

    16 If now [thou hast] understanding, hear this: Hearken to the voice of my words.ASV — Job 34:16

    17 Shall even one that hateth justice govern? And wilt thou condemn him that is righteous [and] mighty?-ASV — Job 34:17

    18 [Him] that saith to a king, [Thou art] vile, [Or] to nobles, [Ye are] wicked;ASV — Job 34:18

    19 That respecteth not the persons of princes, Nor regardeth the rich more than the poor; For they all are the work of his hands.ASV — Job 34:19

    20 In a moment they die, even at midnight; The people are shaken and pass away, And the mighty are taken away without hand.ASV — Job 34:20

    21 For his eyes are upon the ways of a man, And he seeth all his goings.ASV — Job 34:21

    22 There is no darkness, nor thick gloom, Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.ASV — Job 34:22

    23 For he needeth not further to consider a man, That he should go before God in judgment.ASV — Job 34:23

    24 He breaketh in pieces mighty men [in ways] past finding out, And setteth others in their stead.ASV — Job 34:24

    25 Therefore he taketh knowledge of their works; And he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.ASV — Job 34:25

    26 He striketh them as wicked men In the open sight of others;ASV — Job 34:26

    27 Because they turned aside from following him, And would not have regard in any of his ways:ASV — Job 34:27

    28 So that they caused the cry of the poor to come unto him, And he heard the cry of the afflicted.ASV — Job 34:28

    29 When he giveth quietness, who then can condemn? And when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? Alike whether [it be done] unto a nation, or unto a man:ASV — Job 34:29

    30 That the godless man reign not, That there be none to ensnare the people.ASV — Job 34:30

    31 For hath any said unto God, I have borne [chastisement], I will not offend [any more]:ASV — Job 34:31

    32 That which I see not teach thou me: If I have done iniquity, I will do it no more?ASV — Job 34:32

    33 Shall his recompense be as thou wilt, that thou refusest it? For thou must choose, and not I: Therefore speak what thou knowest.ASV — Job 34:33

    34 Men of understanding will say unto me, Yea, every wise man that heareth me:ASV — Job 34:34

    35 Job speaketh without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom.ASV — Job 34:35

    36 Would that Job were tried unto the end, Because of his answering like wicked men.ASV — Job 34:36

    37 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin; He clappeth his hands among us, And multiplieth his words against God.ASV — Job 34:37

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