36:1 Eliu also proceeded, and said :
36:2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee : for I have yet somewhat to speak in God's behalf.
36:3 I will repeat my knowledge from the beginning, and I will prove my Maker just.
36:4 For indeed my words are without a lie, and perfect knowledge shall be proved to thee.
36:5 God doth not cast away the mighty, whereas he himself also is mighty.
36:6 But he saveth not the wicked, and he giveth judgment to the poor.
36:7 He will not take away his eyes from the just, and he placeth kings on the throne for ever, and they are exalted.
36:8 And if they shall be in chains, and be bound with the cords of poverty :
36:9 He shall shew them their works, and their wicked deeds, because they have been violent.
36:10 He also shall open their ear, to correct them : and shall speak, that they may return from iniquity.
36:11 If they shall hear and observe, they shall accomplish their days in good, and their years in glory.
36:12 But if they hear not, they shall pass by the sword, and shall be consumed in folly.
36:13 Dissemblers and crafty men prove the wrath of God, neither shall they cry when they are bound.
36:14 Their soul shall die in a storm, and their life among the effeminate.
36:15 He shall deliver the poor out of his distress, and shall open his ear in affliction.
36:16 Therefore he shall set thee at large out of the narrow mouth, and which hath no foundation under it : and the rest of thy table shall be full of fatness.
36:17 Thy cause hath been judged as that of the wicked, cause and judgment thou shalt recover.
36:18 Therefore let not anger overcome thee to oppress any man : neither let multitude of gifts turn thee aside.
36:19 Lay down thy greatness without tribulation, and all the mighty of strength.
36:20 Prolong not the night that people may come up for them.
36:21 Beware thou turn not aside to iniquity : for this thou hast begun to follow after misery.
36:22 Behold, God is high in his strength, and none is like him among the lawgivers.
36:23 Who can search out his ways? or who can say to him : Thou has wrought iniquity?
36:24 Remember that thou knowest not his work, concerning which men have sung.
36:25 All men see him, every one beholdeth afar off.
36:26 Behold, God is great, exceeding our knowledge : the number of his years is inestimable.
36:27 He lifteth up the drops of rain, and poureth out showers like floods :
36:28 Which flow from the clouds that cover all above.
36:29 If he will spread out clouds as his tent,
36:30 And lighten with his light from above, he shall cover also the ends of the sea.
36:31 For by these he judgeth people, and giveth food to many mortals.
36:32 In his hands he hideth the light, and commandeth it to come again.
36:33 He sheweth his friend concerning it, that it is his possession, and that he may come up to it.
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