Job - Chapter 35 | American Standard Version

  • 1. Moreover Elihu answered and said,
  • 2. Thinkest thou this to be {cf15i thy} right, {cf15i Or} sayest thou, My righteousness is more than God's,
  • 3. That thou sayest, What advantage will it be unto thee? {cf15i And}, What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?
  • 4. I will answer thee, And thy companions with thee.
  • 5. Look unto the heavens, and see; And behold the skies, which are higher than thou.
  • 6. If thou hast sinned, what effectest thou against him? And if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
  • 7. If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? Or what receiveth he of thy hand?
  • 8. Thy wickedness {cf15i may hurt} a man as thou art; And thy righteousness {cf15i may profit} a son of man.
  • 9. By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.
  • 10. But none saith, Where is God my Maker, Who giveth songs in the night,
  • 11. Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, And maketh us wiser than the birds of the heavens?
  • 12. There they cry, but none giveth answer, Because of the pride of evil men.
  • 13. Surely God will not hear an empty {cf15i cry}, Neither will the Almighty regard it.
  • 14. How much less when thou sayest thou beholdest him not, The cause is before him, and thou waitest for him!
  • 15. But now, because he hath not visited in his anger, Neither doth he greatly regard arrogance;
  • 16. Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vanity; He multiplieth words without knowledge.