Job 35 (asv)

Job 35 (asv)

35:1Moreover Elihu answered and said,

35:2Thinkest thou this to be thy right,

Or sayest thou, My righteousness is more than God's,

35:3That thou sayest, What advantage will it be unto thee?

And, What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?

35:4I will answer thee,

And thy companions with thee.

35:5Look unto the heavens, and see;

And behold the skies, which are higher than thou.

35:6If thou hast sinned, what effectest thou against him?

And if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

35:7If thou be righteous, what givest thou him?

Or what receiveth he of thy hand?

35:8Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art;

And thy righteousness may profit a son of man. \\ \\

35:9By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out;

They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

35:10But none saith, Where is God my Maker,

Who giveth songs in the night,

35:11Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth,

And maketh us wiser than the birds of the heavens?

35:12There they cry, but none giveth answer,

Because of the pride of evil men.

35:13Surely God will not hear an empty cry,

Neither will the Almighty regard it.

35:14How much less when thou sayest thou beholdest him not,

The cause is before him, and thou waitest for him!

35:15But now, because he hath not visited in his anger,

Neither doth he greatly regard arrogance;

35:16Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vanity;

He multiplieth words without knowledge.


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