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King James Bible

Youngs Literal Translation


35:1 Elihu spake moreover, and said, And Elihu answereth and saith: --
35:2 Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's? This hast thou reckoned for judgment: Thou hast said -- `My righteousness `is' more than God's?'
35:3 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin? For thou sayest, `What doth it profit Thee! What do I profit from my sin?'
35:4 I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee. I return thee words, and thy friends with thee,
35:5 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou. Behold attentively the heavens -- and see, And behold the clouds, They have been higher than thou.
35:6 If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him? If thou hast sinned, what dost thou against Him? And thy transgressions have been multiplied, What dost thou to Him?
35:7 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand? If thou hast been righteous, What dost thou give to Him? Or what from thy hand doth He receive?
35:8 Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man. For a man like thyself `is' thy wickedness, And for a son of man thy righteousness.
35:9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty. Because of the multitude of oppressions They cause to cry out, They cry because of the arm of the mighty.
35:10 But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night; And none said, `Where `is' God my maker? Giving songs in the night,
35:11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven? Teaching us more than the beasts of the earth, Yea, than the fowl of the heavens He maketh us wiser.'
35:12 There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men. There they cry, and He doth not answer, Because of the pride of evil doers.
35:13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it. Surely vanity God doth not hear, And the Mighty doth not behold it.
35:14 Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him. Yea, though thou sayest thou dost not behold Him, Judgment `is' before Him, and stay for Him.
35:15 But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity: And, now, because there is not, He hath appointed His anger, And He hath not known in great extremity.
35:16 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge. And Job `with' vanity doth open his mouth, Without knowledge words he multiplieth.