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Job 35


Elihu Sharply Reproves Job

Job 35:1   Then Elihu continued and said,
Job 35:2   "Do you think this is according to justice? Do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's'?
Job 35:3   "For you say, 'What advantage will it be to You? What profit will I have, more than if I had sinned?'
Job 35:4   "I will answer you, And your friends with you.
Job 35:5   "Look at the heavens and see; And behold the clouds--they are higher than you.
Job 35:6   "If you have sinned, what do you accomplish against Him? And if your transgressions are many, what do you do to Him?
Job 35:7   "If you are righteous, what do you give to Him, Or what does He receive from your hand?
Job 35:8   "Your wickedness is for a man like yourself, And your righteousness is for a son of man.
Job 35:9   "Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help because of the arm of the mighty.
Job 35:10   "But no one says, 'Where is God my Maker, Who gives songs in the night,
Job 35:11   Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth And makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?'
Job 35:12   "There they cry out, but He does not answer Because of the pride of evil men.
Job 35:13   "Surely God will not listen to an empty cry, Nor will the Almighty regard it.
Job 35:14   "How much less when you say you do not behold Him, The case is before Him, and you must wait for Him!
Job 35:15   "And now, because He has not visited in His anger, Nor has He acknowledged transgression well,
Job 35:16   So Job opens his mouth emptily; He multiplies words without knowledge."
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