Job 35

Job 35:1  
Moreover Elihu answered,

Job 35:2  
“Do you think this to be your right, or do you say, ‘My righteousness is more than God’s,’

Job 35:3  
that you ask, ‘What advantage will it be to you? What profit will I have, more than if I had sinned?’

Job 35:4  
I will answer you, and your companions with you.

Job 35:5  
Look to the skies, and see. See the skies, which are higher than you.

Job 35:6  
If you have sinned, what effect do you have against him? If your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to him?

Job 35:7  
If you are righteous, what do you give him? Or what does he receive from your hand?

Job 35:8  
Your wickedness may hurt a man as you are, and your righteousness may profit a son of man.

Job 35:9  
“By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out. They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

Job 35:10  
But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night,

Job 35:11  
who teaches us more than the animals of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?’

Job 35:12  
There they cry, but no one answers, because of the pride of evil men.

Job 35:13  
Surely God will not hear an empty cry, neither will the Almighty regard it.

Job 35:14  
How much less when you say you don’t see him. The cause is before him, and you wait for him!

Job 35:15  
But now, because he has not visited in his anger, neither does he greatly regard arrogance,

Job 35:16  
therefore Job opens his mouth with empty talk, and he multiplies words without knowledge.”

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