Eliu charges Job with blasphemy: and sets forth the power and justice of God.

[1] And Eliu continued his discourse, and said: [2] Hear ye, wise men, my words, and ye learned, hearken to me: [3] For the ear trieth words, and the mouth discerneth meats by the taste. [4] Let us choose to us judgment, and let us see among ourselves what is the best. [5] For Job hath said: I am just, and God hath overthrown my judgment.

[6] For in judging me there is a lie: my arrow is violent without any sin. [7] What man is there like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water? [8] Who goeth in company with them that work iniquity, and walketh with wicked men? [9] For he hath said: Man shall not please God, although he run with him. [10] Therefore, ye men of understanding, hear me: far from god be wickedness, and iniquity from the Almighty.

[11] For he will render to a man his work, and according to the ways of every one he will reward them. [12] For in very deed God will not condemn without cause, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment. [13] What other hath he appointed over the earth? or whom hath he set over the world which he made? [14] If he turn his heart to him, he shall draw his spirit and breath unto himself. [15] All flesh shall perish together, and man shall return into ashes.

[16] If then thou hast understanding, hear what is said, and hearken to the voice of my words. [17] Can he be healed that loveth not judgment? and how dost thou so far condemn him that is just? [18] Who saith to the king: Thou art an apostate: who calleth rulers ungodly? [19] Who accepteth not the persons of princes: nor hath regarded the tyrant, when he contended against the poor man: for all are the work of his hands. [20] They shall suddenly die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and they shall pass, and take away the violent without hand.

[21] For his eyes are upon the ways of men, and he considereth all their steps. [22] There is no darkness, and there is no shadow of death, where they may be hid who work iniquity. [23] For it is no longer in the power of man to enter into judgment with God. [24] He shall break in pieces many and innumerable, and shall make others to stand in their stead. [25] For he knoweth their works: and therefore he shall bring night on them, and they shall be destroyed.

[26] He hath struck them, as being wicked, in open sight. [27] Who as it were on purpose have revolted from him, and would not understand all his ways: [28] So that they caused the cry of the needy to come to him, and he heard the voice of the poor. [29] For when he granteth peace, who is there that can condemn? When he hideth his countenance, who is there that can behold him, whether it regard nations, or all men? [30] Who maketh a man that is a hypocrite to reign for the sins of the people?

[31] Seeing then I have spoken of God, I will not hinder thee in thy turn. [32] If I have erred, teach thou me: if I have spoken iniquity, I will add no more. [33] Doth God require it of thee, because it hath displeased thee? for thou begannest to speak, and not I: but if thou know any thing better, speak. [34] Let men of understanding speak to me, and let a wise man hearken to me. [35] But Job hath spoken foolishly, and his words sound not discipline.

[36] My father, let Job be tried even to the end: cease not from the man of iniquity. [37] Because he addeth blasphemy upon his sins, let him be tied fast in the mean time amongst us: and then let him provoke God to judgment with his speeches.

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