JOB 32, 34, 36, 37 (Elihu Speeches) [41.294 {235}]

Job 32:3b-4 [41.294 {235} Top Right Fragment]

32:2 But the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram burned; against Job his anger burned, because he justified himself before God.

3 And his anger burned against his three friends because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

4 Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were years older than he.

Job 34:28 {possibly} [41.294 {235} Top Fragment]

34:26 "He strikes them like the wicked In a public place,

27 Because they turned aside from following Him, And had no regard for any of His ways;

34:28 So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him, And that He might hear the cry of the afflicted--

Job 36:8 [41.294 {235} Top Fragment]

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36:7 "He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous; But with kings on the throne He has seated them forever, and they are exalted.

8 "And if they are bound in fetters, And are caught in the cords of affliction,

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9 Then He declares to them their work And their transgressions, that they have magnified themselves.

10 "And He opens their ear to instruction, And commands that they return from evil.

Job 36:11 [41.294 {235} Second Fragment]

36:11 "If they hear and serve Him, They shall end their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures.

12 "But if they do not hear, they shall perish by the sword, And they shall die without knowledge.

Job 36:16 [41.294 {235} Third Fragment]

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36:16 "Then indeed, He enticed you from the mouth of distress, Instead of it, a broad place with no constraint; And that which was set on your table was full of fatness.

17 "But you were full of judgment on the wicked; Judgment and justice take hold of you.

Job 36:18-20 [41.294 {235} Fourth Fragment]

36:18 "Beware lest wrath entice you to scoffing; And do not let the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.

19 "Will your riches keep you from distress, Or all the forces of your strength?

20 "Do not long for the night, When people vanish in their place.

Job 36:21-24 [41.294 {235} Fifth Fragment]

36:21 "Be careful, do not turn to evil; For you have preferred this to affliction.

22 "Behold, God is exalted in His power; Who is a teacher like Him?

23 "Who has appointed Him His way, And who has said will say, `Thou hast done wrong'?

24 "Remember that you should exalt His work, Of which men have sung.

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36:25 "All men have seen it; Man beholds from afar.

26 "Behold, God is exalted, and we do not know Him; The number of His years is unsearchable.

27 "For He draws up the drops of water, They distill rain from the mist,

28 Which the clouds pour down, They drip upon man abundantly.

29 "Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, The thundering of His pavilion?

30 "Behold, He spreads His lightning about Him, And He covers the depths of the sea.

31 "For by these He judges peoples; He gives food in abundance.

Job 36:32-37:2 [41.294 {235} Sixth Fragment, Left Column]

36:32 "He covers His hands mouth with the lightning, And commands it to strike the mark.

33 "Its noise declares about% Him%; The cattle also, concerning what is coming up.

37:1 "At this also my heart trembles not, And leaps from its place.

2 "Listen closely to the thunder of His voice, And the rumbling that goes out from His mouth.

37:3 "Under the whole heaven He lets it loose, And His lightning to the ends of the earth.

Job 37:4-5 [41.294 {235} Seventh Fragment]

37:4 "After it, a voice roars; He thunders with His majestic voice; And He does not restrain the lightnings when His voice is heard.

5 "God He thunders upon with His voice wondrously, Doing great things which we cannot comprehend.

Key to the English Text Reconstructions

SIMILARITIES: Regular = MT yes, DSS yes; Italics = MT yes, DSS probable; Small Type = MT yes, DSS hole

DIFFERENCES: Italics/Bold (Blue) = MT yes, DSS no; Underline/Bold (Red) = DSS yes, MT no; Underline (Purple) = DSS probable, MT no

OTHER: .... = blank space, apparently with no writing; $ = present in NASB, but missing in MT; % = correction of NASB to make it reflect MT; Phrase in {brackets} = explanation.

ABBREVIATIONS: MT = Masoretic Text (1,000 years old); DSS = Dead Sea Scrolls (2,000 years old); NASB = New American Standard Bible, a literal English Bible translation