Sin’s impact

1 Elihu continued:

References for Job 35:1

      2 Do you think it right? You say, "I'm more just than God."
      3 Yet you ask, "What does it benefit you? What have I gained by avoiding sin?"
      4 I'll answer you, and your friends along with you.
      5 Look at the heavens and see; scan the clouds high over you.
      6 If you've sinned, how have you affected God? Your offenses have multiplied; what have you done to him?
      7 If you are righteous, what do you give to him? Or what does he receive from your hand?
      8 Your evil affects others like you, and your righteousness affects fellow human beings.
      9 People cry out because of heavy oppression; shout under the power of the mighty.
      10 But no one says, "Where is God my maker; who gives songs in the night;
      11 who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?"
      12 Then they cry out; but he doesn't answer, because of the pride of the wicked.
      13 God certainly doesn't respond to a deceitful cry; the Almighty doesn't pay attention to it.
      14 Although you say that you don't see him, the case is before him; so wait anxiously for him.
      15 Even though his anger is now held back, a person doesn't know it's only delayed.

      References for Job 35:15

        • a 35:15 - Heb uncertain
          16 So Job mouths emptiness; he piles up ignorant words.