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1 Elihu also proceeded and sayde,

2 Suffer me a litle, and I will instruct thee: for I haue yet to speake on Gods behalfe.

3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

4 For truly my words [shall] not [be] false: he that is perfect in knowledge [is] with thee.

5 Behold, God [is] mighty, and despiseth not [any: he is] mighty in strength [and] wisdom.

6 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.

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.

8 And if they bee bound in fetters and tyed with the cordes of affliction,

9 Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.

10 He openeth also their eare to discipline, and commandeth them that they returne fro iniquity.

11 If they obey and serue him, they shal end their dayes in prosperity, & their yeres in pleasures.

12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them.

14 They die in youth, and their life [is] among the unclean.

15 He deliuereth the poore in his affliction, & openeth their eare in trouble.

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.

17 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold [on thee].

18 Because [there is] wrath, [beware] lest he take thee away with [his] stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

19 Wil he regard thy riches? he regardeth not golde, nor all them that excel in strength.

20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.

21 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

22 Beholde, God exalteth by his power: what teacher is like him?

23 Who hath appointed to him his way? or who can say, Thou hast done wickedly?

24 Remember that thou magnifie his worke, which men behold.

25 Every man may see it; man may behold [it] afar off.

26 Behold, God [is] great, and we know [him] not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.

27 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:

28 Which raine the cloudes do droppe and let fall abundantly vpon man.

29 Also can [any] understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the noise of his tabernacle?

30 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.

31 For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.

32 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it [not to shine] by [the cloud] that cometh betwixt.

33 The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.