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Elihu also proceeded and sayde,
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Suffer me a litle, and I will instruct thee: for I haue yet to speake on Gods behalfe.
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I will fetche my knowledge afarre off, & will attribute rigteousnesse vnto my Maker.
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For truely my wordes shall not be false, and he that is perfect in knowledge, speaketh with thee.
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Behold, the mighty God casteth away none that is mighty and valiant of courage.
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He mainteineth not the wicked, but he giueth iudgement to the afflicted.
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He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous, but they are with Kings in ye throne, where he placeth them for euer: thus they are exalted.
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And if they bee bound in fetters and tyed with the cordes of affliction,
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Then will he shewe them their worke and their sinnes, because they haue bene proude.
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He openeth also their eare to discipline, and commandeth them that they returne fro iniquity.
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If they obey and serue him, they shal end their dayes in prosperity, & their yeres in pleasures.
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But if they wil not obey, they shal passe by the sworde, and perish without knowledge.
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But the hypocrites of heart increase the wrath: for they call not when he bindeth them.
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Their soule dyeth in youth, and their life among the whoremongers.
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He deliuereth the poore in his affliction, & openeth their eare in trouble.
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Euen so woulde he haue taken thee out of the streight place into a broade place and not shut vp beneath: and that which resteth vpon thy table, had bene full of fat.
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But thou art ful of the iudgement of the wicked, though iudgement and equitie maintaine all things.
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For Gods wrath is, least hee should take that away in thine abundance: for no multitude of giftes can deliuer thee.
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Wil he regard thy riches?
he regardeth not golde, nor all them that excel in strength.
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Be not carefull in the night, howe he destroyeth the people out of their place.
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Take thou heede: looke not to iniquitie: for thou hast chosen it rather then affliction.
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Beholde, God exalteth by his power: what teacher is like him?
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Who hath appointed to him his way?
or who can say, Thou hast done wickedly?
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Remember that thou magnifie his worke, which men behold.
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All men see it, and men beholde it afarre off.
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Beholde, God is excellent, and we knowe him not, neither can the nomber of his yeres bee searched out.
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When he restraineth the droppes of water, the rayne powreth down by the vapour thereof,
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Which raine the cloudes do droppe and let fall abundantly vpon man.
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Who can know the diuisions of ye clouds and the thunders of his tabernacle?
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Beholde, he spreadeth his light vpon it, and couereth the bottome of the sea.
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For thereby hee iudgeth the people, and giueth meate abundantly.
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He couereth the light with the clouds, and commandeth them to go against it.
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His companion sheweth him thereof, and there is anger in rising vp.