1Then Elihu continued and said,
2“Bear with me a little, and let me show you there is still more to say for Eloah.
3I bring my knowledge from afar and ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
4For truly my words are not false; the One perfect in knowledge is with you.
5See, Ěl is mighty, but rejects no one – mighty in power and heart.
6He does not keep the wrongdoer alive, but He gives right-ruling to the oppressed ones.
7He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous, and sovereigns on the throne, and seats them forever, and they are exalted.
8And if they are bound in shackles, caught in the cords of affliction,
9then He reveals to them their work, and their transgressions, that they behaved proudly.
10And He opens their ear for discipline, and commands that they turn back from wickedness.
11If they obey and serve, they complete their days in blessedness, and their years in pleasantness.
12But if they do not obey, they perish by the sword, and die without knowledge.
13But the defiled ones in heart become enraged – let them not cry for help when He binds them.
14Their being dies in youth, and their life among the male cult prostitutes.
15He rescues the afflicted one in his affliction, and opens their ears in oppression.
16And He also would have brought you out of distress, into a broad place where there is no restraint. And what is set on your table would be filled with rich food.
17But you are filled with the judgment of the wrong, judgment and right-ruling take hold of you.
18Beware, that rage does not entice you to scoffing. And do not let a large bribe turn you aside.
19Would He value your riches? No, not precious ore, nor all your strength!
20Do not long for the night, when people go up in their place.
21Beware, do not turn to wickedness, for you have chosen this rather than affliction.
22See, Ěl is exalted by His power; who is a Teacher like Him?
23Who has appointed Him His way, or who has said, ‘You have worked unrighteousness’?
24Remember to extol His work, of which men have sung.
25All men have seen it, man looks on it from afar.
26See, Ěl is great, beyond our understanding, and we do not know the number of His years.
27For He draws up drops of water, which distil as rain from the mist,
28which the clouds drop down – pour down in showers on man.
29Also, who understands the spreading of clouds, the crashing from His booth?
30See, He has spread his light upon it, and He has covered the depths of the sea.
31For by these He judges the peoples; He gives plenty of food.
32He has covered His hands with lightning, and commands it to strike.
33Its noise declares concerning Him, also the cattle, as to what is coming up.