Elihu also proceeded,55 and said,4
Suffer16 me a little, and I will shew17 thee that [I have] yet to speak on God's behalf.
I will fetch4 my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe4 righteousness to my Maker.6
For truly my words [shall] not [be] false: he that is perfect in knowledge [is] with thee.
Behold, God [is] mighty, and despiseth4 not [any: he is] mighty in strength [and] wisdom.
He preserveth not the life17 of the wicked: but giveth4 right to the poor.
He withdraweth4 not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings [are they] on the throne; yea, he doth establish55 them for ever, and they are exalted.4
And if [they be] bound7 in fetters, [and] be holden11 in cords of affliction;
Then he sheweth55 them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.101
He openeth4 also their ear to discipline, and commandeth4 that they return4 from iniquity.
If they obey4 and serve4 [him], they shall spend17 their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
But if they obey4 not, they shall perish4 by the sword, and they shall die4 without knowledge.
But the hypocrites in heart heap up4 wrath: they cry17 not when he bindeth1 them.
They die4 in youth, and their life [is] among the unclean.
He delivereth17 the poor in his affliction, and openeth4 their ears in oppression.
Even so would he have removed52 thee out of the strait [into] a broad place, where [there is] no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table [should be] full1 of fatness.
But thou hast fulfilled1 the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold4 [on thee].
Because [there is] wrath, [beware] lest he take thee away55 with [his] stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver55 thee.
Will he esteem4 thy riches? [no], not gold, nor all the forces of strength.
Desire4 not the night, when people are cut off2 in their place.
Take heed,10 regard4 not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen1 rather than affliction.
Behold, God exalteth55 by his power: who teacheth56 like him?
Who hath enjoined1 him his way? or who can say,1 Thou hast wrought1 iniquity?
Remember3 that thou magnify55 his work, which men behold.31
Every man may see1 it; man may behold55 [it] afar off.
Behold, God [is] great, and we know4 [him] not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
For he maketh small17 the drops of water: they pour down4 rain according to the vapour thereof:
Which the clouds do drop4 [and] distil4 upon man abundantly.
Also can [any] understand4 the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the noise of his tabernacle?
Behold, he spreadeth1 his light upon it, and covereth14 the bottom of the sea.
For by them judgeth4 he the people; he giveth4 meat in abundance.56
With clouds he covereth14 the light; and commandeth17 it [not to shine] by [the cloud] that cometh betwixt.56
The noise thereof sheweth55 concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.6