Job - Chapter 35 | English Standard Version

  • 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."