Job Chapter 35
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1 Elihu spoke and said,
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1 Elihu spake moreover, and said,
2 Thinkest thou this to be right, [that] thou saidst, My righteousness [is] more than God’s?
3 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? [and], What profit shall I have, [if I be cleansed] from my sin?
4 I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.
5 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds [which] are higher than thou.
6 If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or [if] thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
7 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
8 Thy wickedness [may hurt] a man as thou [art]; and thy righteousness [may profit] the son of man.
9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make [the oppressed] to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.
10 But none saith, Where [is] God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;
11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
12 There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.
13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
14 Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, [yet] judgment [is] before him; therefore trust thou in him.
15 But now, because [it is] not [so], he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth [it] not in great extremity:
16 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.
King James Version
1 And Elihu answereth and saith: --
2 This hast thou reckoned for judgment: Thou hast said -- 'My righteousness [is] more than God's?'
3 For thou sayest, 'What doth it profit Thee! What do I profit from my sin?'
4 I return thee words, and thy friends with thee,
5 Behold attentively the heavens -- and see, And behold the clouds, They have been higher than thou.
6 If thou hast sinned, what dost thou against Him? And thy transgressions have been multiplied, What dost thou to Him?
7 If thou hast been righteous, What dost thou give to Him? Or what from thy hand doth He receive?
8 For a man like thyself [is] thy wickedness, And for a son of man thy righteousness.
9 Because of the multitude of oppressions They cause to cry out, They cry because of the arm of the mighty.
10 And none said, 'Where [is] God my maker? Giving songs in the night,
11 Teaching us more than the beasts of the earth, Yea, than the fowl of the heavens He maketh us wiser.'
12 There they cry, and He doth not answer, Because of the pride of evil doers.
13 Surely vanity God doth not hear, And the Mighty doth not behold it.
14 Yea, though thou sayest thou dost not behold Him, Judgment [is] before Him, and stay for Him.
15 And, now, because there is not, He hath appointed His anger, And He hath not known in great extremity.
16 And Job [with] vanity doth open his mouth, Without knowledge words he multiplieth.