- Furthermore Elihu answered, and said,
- Heare my wordes, O yee wise men, and giue eare vnto me, ye that haue knowledge.
- For the eare trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meate.
- Let vs chuse to vs iudgement: let vs know among our selues what is good.
- For Iob hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my iudgement.
- Should I lye against my right?
my wound is incurable without transgression.
- What man is like Iob, who drinketh vp scorning like water?
- Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquitie, and walketh with wicked men.
- For hee hath said, It profiteth a man nothing, that he should delight himselfe with God.
- Therefore hearken vnto me, ye men of vnderstanding: farre bee it from God, that he should doe wickednes, and from the Almighty, that hee should commit iniquitie.
- For the worke of a man shall he render vnto him, and cause euery man to finde according to his wayes.
- Yea surely God will not doe wickedly, neither will the Almighty peruert iudgement.
- Who hath giuen him a charge ouer the earth?
Or who hath disposed the whole world?
- If he set his heart vpon man, if he gather vnto himselfe his spirit and his breath;
- All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turne againe vnto dust.
- If now thou hast vnderstanding, heare this: hearken to the voyce of my words.
- Shall euen he that hateth right, gouerne?
and wilt thou condemne him that is most iust?
- Is it fit to say to a King, Thou art wicked?
and to Princes, Ye are vngodly?
- How much lesse to him that accepteth not the persons of Princes, nor regardeth the rich more then the poore?
for they all are the woorke of his hands.
- In a moment shall they die, and the people shalbe troubled at midnight, and passe away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.
- For his eyes are vpon the wayes of man, and he seeth all his goings.
- There is no darkenes, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquitie may hide themselues.
- For hee will not lay vpon man more then right;
that he should enter into iudgement with God.
- He shall breake in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.
- Therefore hee knoweth their workes, and he ouerturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.
- He striketh them as wicked men, in the open sight of others:
- Because they turned backe from him, and would not consider any of his wayes.
- So that they cause the cry of the poore to come vnto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.
- When he giueth quietnesse, who then can make trouble?
and when hee hideth his face, who then can beholde him?
whether it be done against a nation, or against a man onely:
- That the hypocrite raigne not, lest the people be ensnared.
- Surely it is meete to be said vnto God, I haue borne chastisement, I will not offend any more.
- That which I see not, teach thou me;
If I haue done iniquitie, I will doe no more.
- Should it bee according to thy minde?
he will recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou chuse, and not I: therefore speake what thou knowest.
- Let men of vnderstanding tell mee, and let a wise man hearken vnto mee.
- Iob hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdome.
- My desire is that Iob may bee tried vnto the ende, because of his answeres for wicked men.
- For he addeth rebellion vnto his sinne, hee clappeth his handes amongst vs, and multiplieth his words against God.