1Elihuspake moreover, and said ,
2Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst , My righteousness is more than God's?3
For thou saidst , What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?4
I will answera thee, and thy companions with thee.
5Look unto the heavens, and see ; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.
If thou sinnest , what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied , what doest thou unto him?
If thou be righteous , what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?8
Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.9
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry : they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.10
But none saith , Where is God my maker , who givethsongs in the night;11
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?12
There they cry , but none giveth answer , because of the pride of evil men.13
Surely God will not hearvanity, neither will the Almightyregard it.
14Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.
But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in greatextremity:16
Therefore doth Jobopen his mouth in vain; he multipliethwordswithoutknowledge.