Job - Chapter 35 | Good News Translation

  • 1. It is not right, Job, for you to say that you are innocent in God's sight,
  • 2. {cf15I (SEE 35:1)}
  • 3. or to ask God, "How does my sin affect you? What have I gained by not sinning?"
  • 4. I am going to answer you and your friends too.
  • 5. Look at the sky! See how high the clouds are!
  • 6. If you sin, that does no harm to God. If you do wrong many times, does that affect him?
  • 7. Do you help God by being so righteous? There is nothing God needs from you.
  • 8. Others suffer from your sins, and the good you do helps them.
  • 9. When people are oppressed, they groan; they cry for someone to save them.
  • 10. But they don't turn to God, their Creator, who gives them hope in their darkest hours.
  • 11. They don't turn to God, who makes us wise, wiser than any animal or bird.
  • 12. They cry for help, but God doesn't answer, for they are proud and evil.
  • 13. It is useless for them to cry out; Almighty God does not see or hear them.
  • 14. Job, you say you can't see God; but wait patiently---your case is before him.
  • 15. You think that God does not punish, that he pays little attention to sin.
  • 16. It is useless for you to go on talking; it is clear you don't know what you are saying.