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Passage Lookup: Job 35-37

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Job 35:1
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Then Elihu said:
Job 35:2
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"Do you think this is just? You say, ‘I am in the right,(a) not God.'(b)
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Job 35:3
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Yet you ask him, ‘What profit is it to me,[a] and what do I gain by not sinning?'(c)
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Job 35:4
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"I would like to reply to you and to your friends with you.
Job 35:5
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Look up at the heavens(d) and see; gaze at the clouds so high above you.(e)
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Job 35:6
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If you sin, how does that affect him? If your sins are many, what does that do to him?(f)
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Job 35:7
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If you are righteous, what do you give to him,(g) or what does he receive(h) from your hand?(i)
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Job 35:8
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Your wickedness only affects humans like yourself,(j) and your righteousness only other people.(k)
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Job 35:9
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"People cry out(l) under a load of oppression;(m) they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful.(n)
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Job 35:10
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But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker,(o) who gives songs(p) in the night,(q)
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Job 35:11
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who teaches(r) us(s) more than he teaches[b] the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than[c] the birds in the sky?'
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Job 35:12
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He does not answer(t) when people cry out because of the arrogance(u) of the wicked.(v)
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Job 35:13
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Indeed, God does not listen to their empty plea; the Almighty pays no attention to it.(w)
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Job 35:14
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How much less, then, will he listen when you say that you do not see him,(x) that your case(y) is before him and you must wait for him,(z)
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Job 35:15
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and further, that his anger never punishes(aa) and he does not take the least notice of wickedness.[d](ab)
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Job 35:16
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So Job opens his mouth with empty talk;(ac) without knowledge he multiplies words."(ad)
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Job 36:1
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Elihu continued:
Job 36:2
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"Bear with me a little longer and I will show you that there is more to be said in God's behalf.
Job 36:3
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I get my knowledge from afar;(a) I will ascribe justice to my Maker.(b)
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Job 36:4
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Be assured that my words are not false;(c) one who has perfect knowledge(d) is with you.(e)
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Job 36:5
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"God is mighty,(f) but despises no one;(g) he is mighty, and firm in his purpose.(h)
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Job 36:6
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He does not keep the wicked alive(i) but gives the afflicted their rights.(j)
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Job 36:7
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He does not take his eyes off the righteous;(k) he enthrones them with kings(l) and exalts them forever.(m)
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Job 36:8
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But if people are bound in chains,(n) held fast by cords of affliction,(o)
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Job 36:9
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he tells them what they have done— that they have sinned arrogantly.(p)
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Job 36:10
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He makes them listen(q) to correction(r) and commands them to repent of their evil.(s)
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Job 36:11
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If they obey and serve him,(t) they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity(u) and their years in contentment.(v)
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Job 36:12
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But if they do not listen, they will perish by the sword[a](w) and die without knowledge.(x)
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Job 36:13
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"The godless in heart(y) harbor resentment;(z) even when he fetters them, they do not cry for help.(aa)
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Job 36:14
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They die in their youth,(ab) among male prostitutes of the shrines.(ac)
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Job 36:15
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But those who suffer(ad) he delivers in their suffering;(ae) he speaks(af) to them in their affliction.(ag)
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Job 36:16
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"He is wooing(ah) you from the jaws of distress to a spacious place(ai) free from restriction,(aj) to the comfort of your table(ak) laden with choice food.(al)
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Job 36:17
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But now you are laden with the judgment due the wicked;(am) judgment and justice have taken hold of you.(an)
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Job 36:18
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Be careful that no one entices you by riches; do not let a large bribe(ao) turn you aside.(ap)
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Job 36:19
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Would your wealth(aq) or even all your mighty efforts sustain you so you would not be in distress?
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Job 36:20
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Do not long for the night,(ar) to drag people away from their homes.[b]
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Job 36:21
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Beware of turning to evil,(as) which you seem to prefer to affliction.(at)
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Job 36:22
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"God is exalted in his power.(au) Who is a teacher like him?(av)
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Job 36:23
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Who has prescribed his ways(aw) for him,(ax) or said to him, ‘You have done wrong'?(ay)
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Job 36:24
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Remember to extol his work,(az) which people have praised in song.(ba)
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Job 36:25
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All humanity has seen it;(bb) mortals gaze on it from afar.
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Job 36:26
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How great is God—beyond our understanding!(bc) The number of his years is past finding out.(bd)
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Job 36:27
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"He draws up the drops of water,(be) which distill as rain to the streams[c];(bf)
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Job 36:28
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the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers(bg) fall on mankind.(bh)
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Job 36:29
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Who can understand how he spreads out the clouds, how he thunders(bi) from his pavilion?(bj)
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Job 36:30
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See how he scatters his lightning(bk) about him, bathing the depths of the sea.(bl)
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Job 36:31
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This is the way he governs[d] the nations(bm) and provides food(bn) in abundance.(bo)
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Job 36:32
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He fills his hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark.(bp)
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Job 36:33
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His thunder announces the coming storm;(bq) even the cattle make known its approach.[e](br)
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Job 37:1
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"At this my heart pounds(a) and leaps from its place.
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Job 37:2
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Listen!(b) Listen to the roar of his voice,(c) to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.(d)
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Job 37:3
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He unleashes his lightning(e) beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth.(f)
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Job 37:4
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After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders(g) with his majestic voice.(h) When his voice resounds, he holds nothing back.
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Job 37:5
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God's voice thunders(i) in marvelous ways;(j) he does great things beyond our understanding.(k)
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Job 37:6
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He says to the snow,(l) ‘Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.'(m)
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Job 37:7
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So that everyone he has made may know his work,(n) he stops all people from their labor.[a](o)
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Job 37:8
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The animals take cover;(p) they remain in their dens.(q)
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Job 37:9
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The tempest comes out from its chamber,(r) the cold from the driving winds.(s)
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Job 37:10
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The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen.(t)
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Job 37:11
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He loads the clouds with moisture;(u) he scatters his lightning(v) through them.(w)
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Job 37:12
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At his direction they swirl around over the face of the whole earth to do whatever he commands them.(x)
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Job 37:13
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He brings the clouds to punish people,(y) or to water his earth and show his love.(z)
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Job 37:14
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"Listen(aa) to this, Job; stop and consider God's wonders.(ab)
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Job 37:15
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Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning(ac) flash?(ad)
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Job 37:16
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Do you know how the clouds hang poised,(ae) those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?(af)
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Job 37:17
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You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind,(ag)
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Job 37:18
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can you join him in spreading out the skies,(ah) hard as a mirror of cast bronze?(ai)
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Job 37:19
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"Tell us what we should say to him;(aj) we cannot draw up our case(ak) because of our darkness.(al)
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Job 37:20
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Should he be told that I want to speak? Would anyone ask to be swallowed up?
Job 37:21
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Now no one can look at the sun,(am) bright as it is in the skies after the wind has swept them clean.
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Job 37:22
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Out of the north he comes in golden splendor;(an) God comes in awesome majesty.(ao)
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Job 37:23
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The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power;(ap) in his justice(aq) and great righteousness, he does not oppress.(ar)
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Job 37:24
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Therefore, people revere him,(as) for does he not have regard for all the wise(at) in heart?[b]"
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