1 Then Elihu said:
2 “Do you think this is just? You say, ‘I am in the right, not God.’

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3 Yet you ask him, ‘What profit is it to me,aand what do I gain by not sinning?’

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

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

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

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8 Your wickedness only affects humans like yourself, and your righteousness only other people.

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9 “People cry out under a load of oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful.

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10 But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night,

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11 who teaches us more than he teachesb the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser thanc the birds in the sky?’

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    • › 35:11 - Or "night," / 11"who teaches us by"
    • œ 35:11 - Or "us wise by"
      12 He does not answer when people cry out because of the arrogance of the wicked.

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

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

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

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        •  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; without knowledge he multiplies words.”

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