Job Chapter 35

35:1 Moreover Elihu answered,

35:2 "Do you think this to be your right, Or do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's,'

35:3 That you ask, 'What advantage will it be to you? What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?'

35:4 I will answer you, And your companions with you.

35:5 Look to the heavens, and see. See the skies, which are higher than you.

35:6 If you have sinned, what effect do you have against him? If your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to him?

35:7 If you are righteous, what do you give him? Or what does he receive from your hand?

35:8 Your wickedness may hurt a man as you are; And your righteousness may profit a son of man.

35:9 "By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

35:10 But none says, 'Where is God my Maker, Who gives songs in the night,

35:11 Who teaches us more than the animals of the earth, And makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?'

35:12 There they cry, but none gives answer, Because of the pride of evil men.

35:13 Surely God will not hear an empty cry, Neither will the Almighty regard it.

35:14 How much less when you say you don't see him. The cause is before him, and you wait for him!

35:15 But now, because he has not visited in his anger, Neither does he greatly regard arrogance.

35:16 Therefore Job opens his mouth with empty talk, And he multiplies words without knowledge."