Job 35:1-11 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?'

      References for Job 35:11

        • c 35:11 - Or "teaches us by"
        • d 35:11 - Or "us wise by"