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Job 35

Book of Job - Chapter 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 shall 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 heavens, 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 none 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 none gives answer, 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."