The Book of Job (WEB)
35: 1Moreover Elihu answered,
35:2"Do you think this to be your right,
Or do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's,'
35:3That you ask, 'What advantage will it be to you?
What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?'
35:4I will answer you,
And your companions with you.
35:5Look to the heavens, and see.
See the skies, which are higher than you.
35:6If you have sinned, what effect do you have against him?
If your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to him?
35:7If you are righteous, what do you give him?
Or what does he receive from your hand?
35:8Your wickedness may hurt a man as you are;
And your righteousness may profit a son of man.
35:9"By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out;
They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.
35:10But none says, 'Where is God my Maker,
Who gives songs in the night,
35:11Who teaches us more than the animals of the earth,
And makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?'
35:12There they cry, but none gives answer,
Because of the pride of evil men.
35:13Surely God will not hear an empty cry,
Neither will the Almighty regard it.
35:14How much less when you say you don't see him.
The cause is before him, and you wait for him!
35:15But now, because he has not visited in his anger,
Neither does he greatly regard arrogance.
35:16Therefore Job opens his mouth with empty talk,
And he multiplies words without knowledge."
World English Bible