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Job 36 - NIV

1 Elihu continued:


“Bear with me a little longer and I will show you
that there is more to be said in God’s behalf.

3 I get my knowledge from afar;
I will ascribe justice to my Maker.

4 Be assured that my words are not false;
one who has perfect knowledge is with you.


“God is mighty, but despises no one;
he is mighty, and firm in his purpose.

6 He does not keep the wicked alive
but gives the afflicted their rights.

7 He does not take his eyes off the righteous;
he enthrones them with kings
and exalts them forever.

8 But if people are bound in chains,
held fast by cords of affliction,

9 he tells them what they have done—
that they have sinned arrogantly.

10 He makes them listen to correction
and commands them to repent of their evil.

11 If they obey and serve him,
they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity
and their years in contentment.

12 But if they do not listen,
they will perish by the sword[a]
and die without knowledge.


“The godless in heart harbor resentment;
even when he fetters them, they do not cry for help.

14 They die in their youth,
among male prostitutes of the shrines.

15 But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering;
he speaks to them in their affliction.


“He is wooing you from the jaws of distress
to a spacious place free from restriction,
to the comfort of your table laden with choice food.

17 But now you are laden with the judgment due the wicked;
judgment and justice have taken hold of you.

18 Be careful that no one entices you by riches;
do not let a large bribe turn you aside.

19 Would your wealth or even all your mighty efforts
sustain you so you would not be in distress?

20 Do not long for the night,
to drag people away from their homes.[b]

21 Beware of turning to evil,
which you seem to prefer to affliction.


“God is exalted in his power.
Who is a teacher like him?

23 Who has prescribed his ways for him,
or said to him, ‘You have done wrong’?

24 Remember to extol his work,
which people have praised in song.

25 All humanity has seen it;
mortals gaze on it from afar.

26 How great is God—beyond our understanding!
The number of his years is past finding out.


“He draws up the drops of water,
which distill as rain to the streams[c] ;

28 the clouds pour down their moisture
and abundant showers fall on mankind.

29 Who can understand how he spreads out the clouds,
how he thunders from his pavilion?

30 See how he scatters his lightning about him,
bathing the depths of the sea.

31 This is the way he governs[d] the nations
and provides food in abundance.

32 He fills his hands with lightning
and commands it to strike its mark.

33 His thunder announces the coming storm;
even the cattle make known its approach.[e]


a. Job 36:12 Or will cross the river
b. Job 36:20 The meaning of the Hebrew for verses 18-20 is uncertain.
c. Job 36:27 Or distill from the mist as rain
d. Job 36:31 Or nourishes
e. Job 36:33 Or announces his coming—the One zealous against evil

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Cletus Blamo avatar
The Master Builder
Shared by: Cletus Blamo on Jan, 2017
Summary: It is only a fool that builds without counting the cost. Life has it origin and propeller in God, so disregarding His surpremacy and Lordship will amount to lot struggles, crisis at most shame and untimely death of a man, therefore allow God to build you.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 103
Thomas Swope avatar
From Wrong Things Said To Wrong Things Done
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jan, 2017
Summary: A study of the book of Job 36: 1 – 33
Series: Job
Billy  Ricks avatar
Sufferings purpose
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Mar, 2011
Summary: Is there a purpose in suffering? The earthquake and subsequent tsunami make us ask many questions especially if we have not trusted Jesus. Suffering reveals the good that we ignore before disaster. Suffeing calls us to examine the shortness of our life
Scripture: Job 36:15 Job 36:15-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,315
Tom Shepard avatar
God's Wonderful Works Of Creation - Job Chapter Thirty Six
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Aug, 2008
Summary: This is a study into Job chapter thirty six.
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Job 36:1-33
Views: 2,983
Roadmap to Divine Prosperity
Shared by: OLORUNNISOLA ONI on Jun, 2007
Summary: The sermon distinguishes between World and Divine Prosperities and then talk of the Roadmap to Divine Prosperity.
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Job 36:11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 6,158
Davon Huss avatar
Blessed Be Your Name
Shared by: Davon Huss on Mar, 2007
Summary: A sermon on Job centered around the praise song by Matt Redman called "Blessed Be Your Name." (Outline adapted from Rich Warren article called "How to Worship When You are Wounded" and an article by Michael Card)
based on 35 ratings
Scripture: Job 1:1-36:26
Views: 4,395
Maurice McCarthy avatar
Evaporation Condensation Precipitation
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Oct, 2005
Summary: What goes up must come down. A message that shows how we need to be careful about what we are sending up.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Job 36:27-28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,933
Joseph Smith avatar
Doing a Slow Burn
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Jul, 2003
Summary: Elihu listened to Job as long as he could, but finally erupted with the contention that Job had too little faith, was too hypocritical, did not know how to cry out to God to ask for help with his needs, and offered no witness.
based on 34 ratings
Scripture: Job 32:1-36:19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,335