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Moreouer Elihu answered, and saide,
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Heare my wordes, ye wise men, and hearken vnto me, ye that haue knowledge.
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For the eare tryeth the words, as the mouth tasteth meate.
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Let vs seeke iudgement among vs, and let vs knowe among our selues what is good.
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For Iob hath saide, I am righteous, & God hath taken away my iudgement.
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Should I lye in my right?
my wound of the arrowe is grieuous without my sinne.
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What man is like Iob, that drinketh scornfulnesse like water?
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Which goeth in the companie of them that worke iniquitie, and walketh with wicked men?
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For he hath saide, It profiteth a man nothing that he should walke with God.
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Therefore hearken vnto me, ye men of wisedome, God forbid that wickednesse should be in God, and iniquitie in the Almightie.
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For he will render vnto man according to his worke, and cause euery one to finde according to his way.
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And certainely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almightie peruert iudgement.
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Whome hath he appointed ouer the earth beside him selfe?
or who hath placed the whole worlde?
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If he set his heart vpon man, and gather vnto him selfe his spirit and his breath,
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All flesh shal perish together, and man shal returne vnto dust.
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And if thou hast vnderstanding, heare this and hearken to the voyce of my wordes.
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Shal he that hateth iudgement, gouerne?
& wilt thou iudge him wicked that is most iust?
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Wilt thou say vnto a King, Thou art wicked?
or to princes, Ye are vngodly?
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How much lesse to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, & regardeth not the rich, more then the poore?
for they be all the worke of his handes.
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They shall die suddenly, and the people shalbe troubled at midnight, & they shall passe foorth and take away the mightie without hand.
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For his eyes are vpon the wayes of man, and he seeth all his goings.
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There is no darkenesse nor shadowe of death, that the workers of iniquitie might be hid therein.
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For he will not lay on man so much, that he should enter into iudgement with God.
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He shall breake the mightie without seeking, and shall set vp other in their stead.
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Therefore shall he declare their works: he shall turne the night, & they shalbe destroyed.
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He striketh them as wicked men in the places of the seers,
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Because they haue turned backe from him, and would not consider all his wayes:
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So that they haue caused the voyce of the poore to come vnto him, and he hath heard the cry of the afflicted.
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And when he giueth quietnesse, who can make trouble?
and when he hideth his face, who can beholde him, whether it be vpon nations, or vpon a man onely?
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Because the hypocrite doeth reigne, and because the people are snared.
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Surely it appertaineth vnto God to say, I haue pardoned, I will not destroy.
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But if I see not, teach thou me: if I haue done wickedly, I will doe no more.
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Wil he performe the thing through thee?
for thou hast reproued it, because that thou hast chosen, & not I.
now speake what thou knowest.
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Let men of vnderstanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken vnto me.
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Iob hath not spoken of knowledge, neyther were his wordes according to wisedome.
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I desire that Iob may be tryed, vnto the ende touching the answeres for wicked men.
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For he addeth rebellion vnto his sinne: he clappeth his handes among vs, and multiplieth his wordes against God.