"Do you think this is just? You say, 'I will be cleared1 by God. '2
Yet you ask him, 'What profit is it to me, and what do I gain by not sinning?'3
"I would like to reply to you and to your friends with you.
Look up at the heavens4 and see; gaze at the clouds so high above you.5
If you sin, how does that affect him? If your sins are many, what does that do to him?6
If you are righteous, what do you give to him,7 or what does he receive8 from your hand?9
Your wickedness affects only a man like yourself,10 and your righteousness only the sons of men.11