Elihu accuseth Job for charging God with injustice.
Job 34:1 And Helyu pronounside, and spak also these thingis, Job 34:2 Wise men, here ye my wordis, and lerned men, herkne ye me; Job 34:3 for the eere preueth wordis, and the throte demeth metis bi taast. Job 34:4 Chese we doom to vs; and se we among vs, what is the betere. Job 34:5 For Job seide, Y am iust, and God hath distried my doom. Job 34:6 For whi lesynge is in demynge me, and myn arowe is violent with out ony synne. Job 34:7 Who is a man, as Joob is, that drynkith scornyng as watir? Job 34:8 that goith with men worchynge wickidnesse, and goith with vnfeithful men? Job 34:9 For he seide, A man schal not plese God, yhe, thouy he renneth with God.
God omnipotent cannot be unjust.
Job 34:10 Therfor ye men hertid, that is, vndurstonde, here ye me; vnpite, ethir cruelte, be fer fro God, and wickidnesse fro Almyyti God. Job 34:11 For he schal yelde the werk of man to hym; and bi the weies of ech man he schal restore to hym. Job 34:12 For verili God schal not condempne with out cause; nether Almyyti God schal distrie doom. Job 34:13 What othere man hath he ordeyned on the lond? ether whom hath he set on the world, which he made? Job 34:14 If God dressith his herte to hym, he schal drawe to hym silf his spirit and blast. Job 34:15 Ech fleisch schal faile togidere; and a man schal turne ayen in to aisch. Job 34:16 Therfor if thou hast vndurstondyng, here thou that that is seid, and herkne the vois of my speche. Job 34:17 Whether he that loueth not doom may be maad hool? and hou condempnest thou so myche him, that is iust? Job 34:18 Which seith to the kyng, Thou art apostata; which clepith the duykis vnpitouse, ethir vnfeithful. Job 34:19 Which takith not the persoones of princes, nether knew a tyraunt, whanne he stryuede ayens a pore man; for alle men ben the werk of hise hondis. Job 34:20 Thei schulen die sudeynli, and at mydnyyt puplis schulen be troblid, ethir schulen be bowid, as othere bookis han; and schulen passe, and schulen take awei a violent man with out hond. Job 34:21 For the iyen of God ben on the weies of men, and biholdith alle goyngis of hem. Job 34:22 No derknessis ben, and no schadewe of deeth is, that thei, that worchen wickidnesse, be hid there; Job 34:23 for it is no more in the power of man, that he come to God in to doom. Job 34:24 God schal al to-breke many men and vnnoumbrable; and schal make othere men to stonde for hem. Job 34:25 For he knowith the werkis of hem; therfor he schal brynge yn niyt, and thei schulen be al to-brokun. Job 34:26 He smoot hem, as vnpitouse men, in the place of seinge men. Job 34:27 Whiche yeden awei fro hym bi castyng afore, and nolden vndurstonde alle hise weies. Job 34:28 That thei schulden make the cry of a nedi man to come to hym, and that he schulde here the vois of pore men. Job 34:29 For whanne he grauntith pees, who is that condempneth? Sithen he hidith his cheer, who is that seeth hym? And on folkis and on alle men he hath power to do siche thingis. Job 34:30 Which makith a man ypocrite to regne, for the synnes of the puple.
Man must humble himself unto God.
Job 34:31 Therfor for Y haue spoke to God, also Y schal not forbede thee. Job 34:32 If Y erride, teche thou me; if Y spak wickidnesse, Y schal no more adde. Job 34:33 Whether God axith that wickidnesse of thee, for it displeside thee? For thou hast bigunne to speke, and not Y; that if thou knowist ony thing betere, speke thou.
Elihu reproveth Job.
Job 34:34 Men vndurstondynge, speke to me; and a wise man, here me. Job 34:35 Forsothe Joob spak folili, and hise wordis sownen not techyng. Job 34:36 My fadir, be Joob preuede til to the ende; ceesse thou not fro the man of wickidnesse, Job 34:37 that addith blasfemye ouer hise synnes. Be he constreyned among vs in the meene tyme; and thanne bi hise wordis stire he God to the doom.