Furthermore Elihu answered4 and said,4
Hear3 my words, O ye wise [men]; and give ear54 unto me, ye that have knowledge.6
For the ear trieth4 words, as the mouth tasteth4 meat.2
Let us choose4 to us judgment: let us know4 among ourselves what [is] good.
For Job hath said,1 I am righteous:1 and God hath taken away52 my judgment.
Should I lie17 against my right? my wound [is] incurable7 without transgression.
What man [is] like Job, [who] drinketh4 up scorning like water?
Which goeth1 in company with the workers6 of iniquity, and walketh2 with wicked men.
For he hath said,1 It profiteth4 a man nothing that he should delight2 himself with God.
Therefore hearken3 unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, [that he should do] wickedness; and [from] the Almighty, [that he should commit] iniquity.
For the work of a man shall he render17 unto him, and cause every man to find55 according to [his] ways.
Yea, surely God will not do wickedly,55 neither will the Almighty pervert17 judgment.
Who hath given him a charge1 over the earth? or who hath disposed1 the whole world?
If he set4 his heart upon man, [if] he gather4 unto himself his spirit and his breath;
All flesh shall perish4 together, and man shall turn again4 unto dust.
If now [thou hast] understanding, hear3 this: hearken54 to the voice of my words.
Shall even he that hateth6 right govern?4 and wilt thou condemn55 him that is most just?
[Is it fit] to say2 to a king, [Thou art] wicked? [and] to princes, [Ye are] ungodly?
[How much less to him] that accepteth1 not the persons of princes, nor regardeth14 the rich more than the poor? for they all [are] the work of his hands.
In a moment shall they die,4 and the people shall be troubled29 at midnight, 3915 and pass away:4 and the mighty shall be taken away55 without hand.
For his eyes [are] upon the ways of man, and he seeth4 all his goings.
[There is] no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers6 of iniquity may hide9 themselves.
For he will not lay4 upon man more [than right]; that he should enter2 into judgment with God.
He shall break in pieces4 mighty men without number, and set55 others in their stead.
Therefore he knoweth55 their works, and he overturneth1 [them] in the night, so that they are destroyed.101
He striketh1 them as wicked men in the open sight6 of others;
Because they turned back1 from him, and would not consider52 any of his ways:
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come53 unto him, and he heareth4 the cry of the afflicted.
When he giveth quietness,55 who then can make trouble?55 and when he hideth55 [his] face, who then can behold4 him? whether [it be done] against a nation, or against a man only:
That the hypocrite 2611 reign2 not, lest the people be ensnared.
Surely it is meet to be said9 unto God, I have borne1 [chastisement], I will not offend4 [any more]:
[That which] I see4 not teach54 thou me: if I have done1 iniquity, I will do55 no more.
[Should it be] according to thy mind? he will recompense17 it, whether thou refuse,1 or whether thou choose;4 and not I: therefore speak16 what thou knowest.1
Let men of understanding tell4 me, and let a wise man hearken6 unto me.
Job hath spoken17 without knowledge, and his words [were] without wisdom.53
My desire 1 [is that] Job may be tried11 unto the end because of [his] answers for wicked men.
For he addeth55 rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth4 [his hands] among us, and multiplieth55 his words against God.