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1 Elihu also proceeded, and said
1 And Elius further continued, and said,
1 Continuing in a similar manner, Eliu had this to say
2 Suffer me a little, and I will tell thee; for there are yet words on God's behalf.
2 Wait from me yet a little while, that I may teach thee: for there is yet speech in me.
2 Bear with me for a little while and I will show you; for I have still more to say in favor of God.
3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
3 Having fetched my knowledge from afar, and according to my works,
3 I will review my knowledge from the beginning, and I will prove my Maker to be just.
4 For truly my words are not false; one that is upright in mind is with thee.
4 I will speak just things truly, and thou shalt not unjustly receive unjust words.
5 Behold, God is mighty, yet He despiseth not any; He is mighty in strength of understanding.
5 But know that the Lord will not cast off an innocent man: being mighty in strength of wisdom,
5 God does not abandon the powerful, for he himself is also powerful.
6 He preserveth not the life of the wicked; but giveth to the poor their right.
6 he will not by any means save alive the ungodly: and he will grant the judgement of the poor.
6 But he does not save the impious, though he grants judgment to the poor.
7 He withdraweth not His eyes from the righteous; but with kings upon the throne He setteth them for ever, and they are exalted.
7 He will not turn away his eyes from the righteous, but they shall be with kings on the throne: and he will establish them in triumph, and they shall be exalted.
7 He does not withdraw his eyes from the righteous; he sets kings on the throne; yea, they are exalted for ever.
8 And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;
8 But they that are bound in fetters shall be holden in cords of poverty.
8 And, if they are in captivity, or are bound with the chains of poverty,
9 Then He declareth unto them their work, and their transgressions, that they have behaved themselves proudly.
9 And he shall recount to them their works, and their transgressions, for such will act with violence.
9 he will reveal to them their works, as well as their sinfulness, in that they were violent.
10 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.
10 But he will hearken to the righteous: and he has said that they shall turn from unrighteousness.
10 Likewise, he will open their ears to his correction, and he will speak to them, so that they may return from iniquity.
11 If they hearken and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
11 If they listen and obey, they will fill their days with goodness and complete their years in glory.
12 But if they hearken not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.
12 But he preserves not the ungodly; because they are not willing to know the Lord, and because when reproved they were disobedient.
12 But if they will not listen, they will pass away by the sword and will be consumed by foolishness.
13 But they that are godless in heart lay up anger; they cry not for help when He bindeth them.
13 And the hypocrites in heart will array wrath against themselves; they will not cry, because he has bound them.
13 The false and the crafty provoke the wrath of God, yet they do not cry out to him when they are chained.
14 Their soul perisheth in youth, and their life as that of the depraved.
14 Therefore let their soul die in youth, and their life be wounded by messengers of death.
14 They shall die in youth, and their life is snatched by famine.
15 He delivereth the afflicted by His affliction, and openeth their ear by tribulation.
15 But the meek shall be delivered through his meekness, and he opens their way in time of oppression.
16 Yea, He hath allured thee out of distress into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which is set on thy table is full of fatness;
16 And he has also enticed thee out of the mouth of the enemy
16 Therefore, he will save you from the narrow mouth very widely, even though it has no foundation under it. Moreover, your respite at table will be full of fatness.
17 And thou art full of the judgment of the wicked; judgment and justice take hold on them.
17 there is a deep gulf and a rushing stream beneath it, and thy table came down full of fatness. Judgment shall not fail from the righteous;
17 Your case has been judged like that of the impious; you will withdraw your plea and your judgment.
18 For beware of wrath, lest thou be led away by thy sufficiency; neither let the greatness of the ransom turn thee aside.
18 He will not threaten you with a raging anger, nor will he cause you to be in need of a great ransom.
19 Will thy riches avail, that are without stint, or all the forces of thy strength?
19 He shall join you, that he may deliver you; you shall not be distressed by any of those who are mighty in power.
20 Desire not the night, when peoples are cut off in their place.
20 And draw not forth all the mighty men by night, so that the people should go up instead of them.
20 He shall deliver you from those who drive you away in the night, and give peoples for your sake, and the nations for your life.
21 Take heed, regard not iniquity; for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.
21 But take heed lest thou do that which is wrong: for of this thou has made choice because of poverty.
21 Be careful that you do not turn to iniquity; for, after your misery, you have begun to follow this.