Job 35

1Elihu again reproveth Job of setting up his own righteousness against God's, between whom and man there is no comparison. 6The good or evil actions of men extend not to God. 9If God heareth not the cry of the afflicted, it is because they address him not as they ought. 14The application of this doctrine to the case of Job.

1 Elihu spake moreover, and said,

2 1Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, 2My righteousness is more than God's?

3 For thou saidst, 1What advantage will it be unto thee? and, 2What profit shall I have, aif I be cleansed from my sin?

4 aI will answer thee, and 1thy companions with thee.

5 1Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.

6 If thou sinnest, what doest thou 1against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

7 1If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?

8 Thy wickedness may hurt 1a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.

9 1By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they 2cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

10 But 1none saith, Where is God my maker, who 2giveth songs in the night;

11 Who 1teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

12 There 1they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.

13 Surely God will not hear 1vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

14 Although thou sayest 1thou shalt not see him, yet 2judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.

15 But now, 1because it is not so, ahe hath visited in his anger; yet bhe knoweth it not in 2great extremity:

16 Therefore doth Job 1open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.