1Elihu also proceeded, and said, 2Bear with me a little, and I will show thee that I have yet to speak on behalf of Eloah. 3I will get my da'as from afar, and will ascribe tzedek to my Maker. 4For truly my words shall not be sheker; one that is tamim (complete) in da'as is among thee. 5See, El is kabir (mighty), and despiseth not any; He is kabir in ko'ach lev (strength of understanding). 6He preserveth not the life of the rasha, but giveth mishpat to the aniyim. 7He withdraweth not His eyes from the tzaddik, but with melachim are they on the kisse; yea, He doth establish them lanetzach (forever), and they are exalted. 8And if they be bound in chains, and be held fast in chevlei oni (cords of affliction), 9Then He showeth them their work, and their peysha'im that they have done arrogantly. 10He openeth also their ozen to musar (discipline), and commandeth that they make teshuvah and turn from evil. 11If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their yamim in tov (prosperity), and their shanim in contentment. 12But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without da'as. 13But the chanefei lev (irreligious in heart, hypocrites) incur wrath; they do not cry for help when He bindeth them. 14They die in youth, their nefesh among the kedeshim (cult male prostitutes, youthful lusts). 15He delivereth the oni in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression. 16Even so would He have removed thee out of the tzar (distress) into a rachav (broad place), free from restriction, to the comfort of thy shulchan, full of choice food. 17But thou hast been fixated on the din of the rasha; din and mishpat take hold on thee. 18Because there is chemah, beware lest He take thee away with His stroke; then a rav kopher (great ransom) cannot deliver thee. 19Will He esteem thy riches? No, not zahav, nor all the forces of ko'ach. 20Desire not halailah (the night), when people are cut off in their place. 21Take heed, regard not iniquity; for this hast thou chosen rather than oni. 22See, El exalted by His ko'ach. Who is a moreh (teacher) like Him? 23Who hath enjoined Him His derech? Or who can say, Thou hast done wrong? 24Remember that thou must extol His work, of which anashim have sung praises. 25Kol adam has seen it; enosh beholds it afar off. 26See, El is great, and we know Him not, neither can the mispar of His shanim be searched out. 27For He draws up the drops of mayim; He distills His mist as matar; 28Which the clouds do drop and distill upon adam abundantly. 29Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the thunderings of His sukkah? 30See, He spreadeth His ohr upon it, and covereth the depths of the yam. 31For by them governeth He the amim (nations); He giveth okhel in abundance. 32His hands He covers with the ohr (lightning), and commandeth it to strike the mark. 33The thunder thereof showeth concerning Him; the storm tells His indignant af (wrath).
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