Job 35:1 ←
And Elihu made answer and said,
Job 35:2 ←
Does it seem to you to be right, and righteousness before God, to say,
Job 35:3 ←
What profit is it to me, and how am I better off than if I had done wrong?
Job 35:4 ←
I will make answer to you and to your friends:
Job 35:5 ←
Let your eyes be turned to the heavens, and lifted up to see the skies; they are higher than you.
Job 35:6 ←
If you have done wrong, is he any the worse for it? and if your sins are great in number, what is it to him?
Job 35:7 ←
If you are upright, what do you give to him? or what does he take from your hand?
Job 35:8 ←
Your evil-doing may have an effect on a man like yourself, or your righteousness on a son of man.
Job 35:9 ←
Because the hand of the cruel is hard on them, men are making sounds of grief; they are crying out for help because of the arm of the strong.
Job 35:10 ←
But no one has said, Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night;
Job 35:11 ←
Who gives us more knowledge than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the heaven?
Job 35:12 ←
There they are crying out because of the pride of the evil-doers, but he gives them no answer.
Job 35:13 ←
But God will not give ear to what is false, or the Ruler of all take note of it;
Job 35:14 ←
How much less when you say that you do not see him; that the cause is before him, and you are waiting for him.
Job 35:15 ←
Job 35:16 ←
And Job's mouth is open wide to give out what is of no profit, increasing words without knowledge.