DAY 260 Job 34-36, Psalm 119:121-128

JOB
34:1
Furthermore Elihu answered and said,
34:2
Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.
34:3
For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.
34:4
Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.
34:5
For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.
34:6
Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.
34:7
What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?
34:8
Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.
34:9
For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
34:10
Therefore hearken 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.
34:11
For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
34:12
Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
34:13
Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the whole world?
34:14
If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;
34:15
All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.
34:16
If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.
34:17
Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?
34:18
Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?
34:19
How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.
34:20
In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.
34:21
For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.
34:22
There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
34:23
For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.
34:24
He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.
34:25
Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.
34:26
He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
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Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:
34:28
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.
34:29
When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:
34:30
That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.
34:31
Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:
34:32
That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
34:33
Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.
34:34
Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.
34:35
Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.
34:36
My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men.
34:37
For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God.
35:1
Elihu spake moreover, and said,
35:2
Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?
35:3
For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
35:4
I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.
35:5
Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.
35:6
If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
35:7
If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
35:8
Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.
35:9
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.
35:10
But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;
35:11
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
35:12
There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.
35:13
Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
35:14
Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.
35:15
But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:
35:16
Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.
36:1
Elihu also proceeded, and said,
36:2
Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.
36:3
I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
36:4
For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.
36:5
Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.
36:6
He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.
36:7
He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.
36:8
And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;
36:9
Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.
36:10
He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.
36:11
If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
36:12
But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.
36:13
But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them.
36:14
They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.
36:15
He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.
36:16
Even so would he have removed 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 full of fatness.
36:17
But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on thee.
36:18
Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.
36:19
Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.
36:20
Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.
36:21
Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.
36:22
Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?
36:23
Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?
36:24
Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.
36:25
Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.
36:26
Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
36:27
For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:
36:28
Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
36:29
Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?
36:30
Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.
36:31
For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.
36:32
With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.
36:33
The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.
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PSALMS
119:121
I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.
119:122
Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.
119:123
Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.
119:124
Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
119:125
I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
119:126
It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.
119:127
Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
119:128
Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

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