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