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."

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