Elihu sheweth how God is just in his ways.
Job 36:1 Also Helyu addide, and spak these thingis, Job 36:2 Suffre thou me a litil, and Y schal schewe to thee; for yit Y haue that, that Y schal speke for God. Job 36:3 Y schal reherse my kunnyng fro the bigynnyng; and Y schal preue my worchere iust. Job 36:4 For verili my wordis ben with out leesyng, and perfit kunnyng schal be preued to thee. Job 36:5 God castith not awei myyti men, sithen he is myyti; Job 36:6 but he saueth not wickid men, and he yyueth dom to pore men. Job 36:7 He takith not awei hise iyen fro a iust man; and he settith kyngis in seete with out ende, and thei ben reisid there. Job 36:8 And if thei ben in chaynes, and ben boundun with the roopis of pouert, Job 36:9 he schal shewe to hem her werkis, and her grete trespassis; for thei weren violent, ethir rauenours. Job 36:10 Also he schal opene her eere, that he chastise; and he schal speke, that thei turne ayen fro wickidnesse. Job 36:11 If thei heren, and kepen, thei schulen fille her daies in good, and her yeris in glorie. Job 36:12 Sotheli if thei heren not, thei schulen passe bi swerd, and thei schulen be wastid in foli. Job 36:13 Feyneris and false men stiren the ire of God; and thei schulen not crye, whanne thei ben boundun. Job 36:14 The soule of hem schal die in tempest; and the lijf of hem among men of wymmens condiciouns. Job 36:15 He schal delyuere a pore man fro his angwisch; and he schal opene the eere of hym in tribulacioun.
How Job's sins hinder God's blessings.
Job 36:16 Therfor he schal saue thee fro the streit mouth of the broddeste tribulacioun, and not hauynge a foundement vndur it; sotheli the rest of thi table schal be ful of fatnesse. Job 36:17 Thi cause is demed as the cause of a wickid man; forsothe thou schalt resseyue thi cause and doom. Job 36:18 Therfor ire ouercome thee not, that thou oppresse ony man; and the multitude of yiftis bowe thee not. Job 36:19 Putte doun thi greetnesse with out tribulacioun, and putte doun alle stronge men bi strengthe. Job 36:20 Dilaie thou not nyyt, that puplis stie for hem. Job 36:21 Be thou war, that thou bowe not to wickidnesse; for thou hast bigunne to sue this wickidnesse aftir wretchidnesse. Job 36:22 Lo! God is hiy in his strengthe, and noon is lijk hym among the yyueris of lawe. Job 36:23 Who mai seke out the weies of God? ethir who dar seie to hym, Thou hast wrouyt wickidnesse?
God's works are to be magnified.
Job 36:24 Haue thou mynde, that thou knowist not his werk, of whom men sungun. Job 36:25 Alle men seen God; ech man biholdith afer. Job 36:26 Lo! God is greet, ouercomynge oure kunnyng; the noumbre of hise yeeris is with out noumbre. Job 36:27 Which takith awei the dropis of reyn; and schedith out reynes at the licnesse of floodyatis, Job 36:28 whiche comen doun of the cloudis, that hilen alle thingis aboue. Job 36:29 If he wole stretche forthe cloudis as his tente, Job 36:30 and leite with his liyt fro aboue, he schal hile, yhe, Job 36:31 the herris of the see. For bi these thingis he demeth puplis, and yyueth mete to many deedli men. Job 36:32 In hondis he hidith liyt; and comaundith it, that it come eft. Job 36:33 He tellith of it to his freend, that it is his possessioun; and that he may stie to it.