ElihuH453 also proceeded,H3254 and said,H559
SufferH3803 me a little,H2191 and I will showH2331 you that I have yetH5750 to speakH4405 on God'sH433 behalf.
I will fetchH5375 my knowledgeH1843 from afar,H7350 and will ascribeH5414 righteousnessH6664 to my Maker.H6466
For trulyH551 my wordsH4405 shall not be false:H8267 he that is perfectH8549 in knowledgeH1844 is with you.
Behold,H2005 GodH410 is mighty,H3524 and despisesH3988 not any: he is mightyH3524 in strengthH3581 and wisdom.H3820
He preservesH2421 not the lifeH2421 of the wicked:H7563 but givesH5414 rightH4941 to the poor.H6041
He withdrawsH1639 not his eyesH5869 from the righteous:H6662 but with kingsH4428 are they on the throne;H3678 yes, he does establishH3427 them for ever,H5331 and they are exalted.H1361
And ifH518 they be boundH631 in fetters,H2131 and be heldH3920 in cordsH2256 of affliction;H6040
Then he showsH5046 them their work,H6467 and their transgressionsH6588 that they have exceeded.H1396
He opensH1540 also their earH241 to discipline,H4148 and commandsH559 that they returnH7725 from iniquity.H205
IfH518 they obeyH8085 and serveH5647 him, they shall spendH3615 their daysH3117 in prosperity,H2896 and their yearsH8141 in pleasures.H5273
But ifH518 they obeyH8085 not, they shall perishH5674 by the sword,H7973 and they shall dieH1478 withoutH1097 knowledge.H1847
But the hypocritesH2611 in heartH3820 heapH7760 up wrath:H639 they cryH7768 not whenH3588 he bindsH631 them.
They dieH4191 in youth,H5290 and their lifeH2416 is among the unclean.H6945
He deliversH2502 the poorH6041 in his affliction,H6040 and opensH1540 their earsH241 in oppression.H3906
Even so would he have removedH5496 you out of the straitH6862 into a broadH7338 place, where there is noH3808 narrow place;H4164 and that which should be setH5183 on your tableH7979 should be fullH4390 of fatness.H1880
But you have fulfilledH4390 the judgmentH1779 of the wicked:H7563 judgmentH1779 and justiceH4941 takeH8551 holdH8551 on you.
BecauseH3588 there is wrath,H2534 beware lestH6435 he takeH5496 you awayH5496 with his stroke:H5607 then a greatH7227 ransomH3724 cannotH3808 deliverH5186 you.
Will he esteemH6186 your riches?H7769 no,H3808 not gold,H1222 norH3808 allH3605 the forcesH3981 of strength.H3581
DesireH7602 not the night,H3915 when peopleH5971 are cutH5927 off in their place.H8478
Take heed,H8104 regardH6437 not iniquity:H205 for thisH2088 have you chosenH970 rather than affliction.H6040
Behold,H2005 GodH410 exaltsH7682 by his power:H3581 whoH4310 teachesH3384 likeH3644 him?
WhoH4310 has enjoinedH6485 him his way?H1870 or whoH4310 can say,H559 You have workedH6466 iniquity?H5766
RememberH2142 that you magnifyH7679 his work,H6467 whichH834 menH582 behold.H7891
EveryH3605 manH120 may seeH2372 it; manH582 may beholdH5027 it afarH7350 off.
Behold,H2005 GodH410 is great,H7689 and we knowH3045 him not, neitherH3808 can the numberH4557 of his yearsH8141 be searchedH2714 out.
For he makes smallH1639 the dropsH5197 of water:H4325 they pourH2212 down rainH4306 according to the vaporH108 thereof:
WhichH834 the cloudsH7834 do dropH5140 and distilH7491 on manH120 abundantly.H7227
AlsoH637 can any understandH995 the spreadingH4666 of the clouds,H5645 or the noiseH8663 of his tabernacle?H5521
Behold,H2005 he spreadsH6566 his lightH216 on it, and coversH3680 the bottomH8328 of the sea.H3220
For by them judgesH1777 he the people;H5971 he givesH5414 meatH400 in abundance.H4342
With cloudsH3709 he coversH3680 the light;H216 and commandsH6680 it not to shine by the cloud that comesH6293 between.H6293
The noiseH7452 thereof showsH5046 concerningH5921 it, the cattleH4735 alsoH637 concerningH5921 the vapor.H5927