Speech of Elihu (continued)
35:1 Elihu spake moreover, and said,
35:2 Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My
righteousness is more than God's?
35:3 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee?
and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
35:4 I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.
35:5 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds
which are higher than thou.
35:6 If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if
thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
35:7 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what
receiveth he of thine hand?
35:8 Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy
righteousness may profit the son of man.
35:9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make
the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of
35:10 But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth
songs in the night;
35:11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth,
and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
35:12 There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of
the pride of evil men.
35:13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the
Almighty regard it.
35:14 Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet
judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.
35:15 But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his
anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:
35:16 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he
multiplieth words without knowledge.