Job 35 NIV

1 Then Elihu said:
2 "Do you think this is just? You say, 'I will be cleared1 by God.a '2

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    • a 35:2 - Or "My righteousness is more than God's"
      3 Yet you ask him, 'What profit is it to me,b and what do I gain by not sinning?'3

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      4 "I would like to reply to you and to your friends with you.
      5 Look up at the heavens4 and see; gaze at the clouds so high above you.5

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      6 If you sin, how does that affect him? If your sins are many, what does that do to him?6

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      7 If you are righteous, what do you give to him,7 or what does he receive8 from your hand?9

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      8 Your wickedness affects only a man like yourself,10 and your righteousness only the sons of men.11

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      9 "Men cry out12 under a load of oppression;13 they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful.14

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      10 But no one says, 'Where is God my Maker,15 who gives songs16 in the night,17

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      11 who teaches18 more to19 us than toc the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser thand the birds of the air?'

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        • c 35:11 - Or "teaches us by"
        • d 35:11 - Or "us wise by"
          12 He does not answer20 when men cry out because of the arrogance21 of the wicked.22

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          13 Indeed, God does not listen to their empty plea; the Almighty pays no attention to it.23

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          14 How much less, then, will he listen when you say that you do not see him,24 that your case25 is before him and you must wait for him,26

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          15 and further, that his anger never punishes27 and he does not take the least notice of wickedness.e28

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            • e 35:15 - Symmachus, Theodotion and Vulgate; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
              16 So Job opens his mouth with empty talk;29 without knowledge he multiplies words."30

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