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36:1 Elihu also continued, and said,
36:2 Bear with me a little, and I will show you; For I still have something to say on God`s behalf.
36:3 I will get my knowledge from afar, And will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
36:4 For truly my words are not false. One who is perfect in knowledge is with you.
36:6 He doesn`t preserve the life of the wicked, But gives to the afflicted their right.
36:9 Then he shows them their work, And their transgressions, that they have behaved themselves proudly.
36:10 He also opens their ears to instruction, And commands that they return from iniquity.
36:11 If they listen and serve him, They shall spend their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures.
36:12 But if they don`t listen, they shall perish by the sword; They shall die without knowledge.
36:15 He delivers the afflicted by their affliction, And opens their ear in oppression.
36:18 Don`t let riches entice you to wrath, Neither let the great size of a bribe turn you aside.
36:19 Would your wealth sustain you in distress, Or all the might of your strength?
36:21 Take heed, don`t regard iniquity; For this you have chosen rather than affliction.
36:23 Who has prescribed his way for him? Or who can say, `You have committed unrighteousness?`
36:28 Which the skies pour down And drop on man abundantly.
36:29 Yes, can any understand the spreading of the clouds, And the thunderings of his pavilion?
36:31 For by these he judges the people. He gives food in abundance.
36:32 He covers his hands with the lightning, And commands it to strike the mark.
36:33 The noise of it tells about him, And the cattle also concerning the storm that comes up.