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Elihu also proceeded, and said,
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Suffer mee a little, and I will shewe thee, that I haue yet to speake on Gods behalfe.
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I will fetch my knowledge from afarre, and will ascribe righteousnesse to my Maker.
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For truely my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge, is with thee.
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Behold, God is mightie, and despiseth not any: he is mightie in strength and wisedome.
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He preserueth not the life of the wicked: but giueth right to the poore.
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Hee withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne, yea he doth establish them for euer, and they are exalted.
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And if they bee bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction:
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Then hee sheweth them their worke, and their transgressions, that they haue exceeded.
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He openeth also their eare to discipline, and commandeth that they returne from iniquitie.
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If they obey and serue him, they shall spend their dayes in prosperitie, and their yeeres in pleasures.
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But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.
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But the hypocrites in heart heape vp wrath: they crie not when he bindeth them.
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They die in youth, and their life is among the vncleane.
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He deliuereth the poore in his affliction, and openeth their eares in oppression.
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Euen so would he haue remooued thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitnesse, and that which should be set on thy table, should be full of fatnesse.
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But thou hast fulfilled the iudgement of the wicked: iudgement and iustice take hold on thee.
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Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransome cannot deliuer thee.
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Will he esteeme thy riches?
no not gold, nor all the forces of strength.
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Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.
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Take heed, regard not iniquitie: for this hast thou chosen rather then affliction.
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Beholde, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?
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Who hath inioyned him his way?
or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquitie?
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Remember that thou magnifie his worke, which men behold.
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Euery man may see it, man may behold it afarre off.
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Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his yeeres be searched out.
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For hee maketh small the drops of water: they powre downe raine according to the vapour thereof:
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Which the clouds doe drop, and distill vpon man aboundantly.
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Also can any vnderstand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?
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Behold, he spreadeth his light vpon it, and couereth the bottome of the sea.
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For by them iudgeth he the people, he giueth meate in abundance.
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With clouds he couereth the light, and commaundeth it not to shine, by the cloud that commeth betwixt.
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The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattel also concerning the Uapour.