Job 351 Comparison is not to be made with God, because our good or evil cannot extend unto him. 9 Many cry in their afflictions, but are not heard for want of faith. 1Elihu spoke moreover, and said, 2Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God’s? 3For thou saidst, What advantage will it be to thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin? ▼
▼if...: or, by it more than by my sin4I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee. ▼
▼answer...: Heb. return to thee words5Look to the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou. 6If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions are multiplied, what doest thou to him? 7If thou art righteous, what givest thou to him? or what receiveth he from thy hand? 8Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art ; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man. 9By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty. 10But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night; 11Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven? 12There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men. 13Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it. 14Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him. 15But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity: ▼
▼he hath: that is, God hath, ▼
▼he knoweth: that is, Job knoweth16Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.
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