Job 35

1Moreover Elihu answered, and said, 2What is this thou think in judgment? Who are thou that thou said, I am righteousness before the Lord? 3That thou said, What advantage will it be to thee? And, What profit shall I have more than if I had sinned? 4I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee. 5Look to the heavens, and see. And behold the skies, which are higher than thou. 6If thou have sinned, what do thou effect against him? And if thy transgressions be multiplied, what do thou to him? 7If thou be righteous, what do thou give him? Or what does he receive of thy hand? 8Thy wickedness is a man as thou are, and thy righteousness is a son of man. 9Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out. They cry for help because of the arm of the mighty. 10But none says, Where is God my maker who gives songs in the night, 11who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens? 12There they cry, but none gives answer, because of the pride of evil men. 13Surely God will not hear an empty cry, nor will the Almighty regard it. 14How much less when thou say thou do not behold him. The case is before him, and thou wait for him! 15But now, because he has not visited in his anger, nor does he greatly regard folly, 16so Job opens his mouth in vanity. He multiplies words without knowledge.
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