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Job 35

Job 35

Elihu Condemns Job

[1] And Elihu answered and said:

[2] “Do you think this to be just?
Do you say, ‘It is my right before God,’
[3] that you ask, ‘What advantage have I?
How am I better off than if I had sinned?’
[4] I will answer you
and your friends with you.
[5] Look at the heavens, and see;
and behold the clouds, which are higher than you.
[6] If you have sinned, what do you accomplish against him?
And if your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to him?
[7] If you are righteous, what do you give to him?
Or what does he receive from your hand?
[8] Your wickedness concerns a man like yourself,
and your righteousness a son of man.

[9] “Because of the multitude of oppressions people cry out;
they call for help because of the arm of the mighty.
[10] But none says, ‘Where is God my Maker,
who gives songs in the night,
[11] who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth
and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?’
[12] There they cry out, but he does not answer,
because of the pride of evil men.
[13] Surely God does not hear an empty cry,
nor does the Almighty regard it.
[14] How much less when you say that you do not see him,
that the case is before him, and you are waiting for him!
[15] And now, because his anger does not punish,
and he does not take much note of transgression,
[16] Job opens his mouth in empty talk;
he multiplies words without knowledge.” (ESV)