Job 36 (asv)
36:2Suffer me a little, and I will show thee;
For I have yet somewhat to say on God's behalf.
36:3I will fetch my knowledge from afar,
And will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
36:4For truly my words are not false:
One that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.
36:5Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any:
36:6He preserveth not the life of the wicked,
But giveth to the afflicted their right.
36:7He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous:
But with kings upon the throne
He setteth them for ever, and they are exalted.
36:8And if they be bound in fetters,
And be taken in the cords of afflictions;
36:9Then he showeth them their work,
And their transgressions, that they have behaved themselves proudly.
36:10He openeth also their ear to instruction,
And commandeth that they return from iniquity.
36:11If they hearken and serve him,
They shall spend their days in prosperity,
And their years in pleasures.
36:12But if they hearken not, they shall perish by the sword,
And they shall die without knowledge.
36:13But they that are godless in heart lay up anger:
They cry not for help when he bindeth them.
36:14They die in youth,
And their life perisheth among the unclean.
36:15He delivereth the afflicted by their affliction,
And openeth their ear in oppression.
36:16Yea, he would have allured thee out of distress
Into a broad place, where there is no straitness;
And that which is set on thy table would be full of fatness. \\ \\
36:17But thou art full of the judgment of the wicked:
36:18For let not wrath stir thee up against chastisements;
Neither let the greatness of the ransom turn thee aside.
36:19Will thy cry avail, that thou be not in distress,
When peoples are cut off in their place.
36:21Take heed, regard not iniquity:
For this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.
Who is a teacher like unto him?
36:23Who hath enjoined him his way?
Or who can say, Thou hast wrought unrighteousness? \\ \\
Whereof men have sung.
36:25All men have looked thereon;
Man beholdeth it afar off.
36:26Behold, God is great, and we know him not;
The number of his years is unsearchable.
36:27For he draweth up the drops of water,
Which distil in rain from his vapor,
36:28Which the skies pour down
And drop upon man abundantly.
36:29Yea, can any understand the spreadings of the clouds,
The thunderings of his pavilion?
36:30Behold, he spreadeth his light around him;
And he covereth the bottom of the sea.
36:31For by these he judgeth the peoples;
36:32He covereth his hands with the lightning,
And giveth it a charge that it strike the mark.
36:33The noise thereof telleth concerning him,
The cattle also concerning the storm that cometh up.