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Job 35 NAS

Elihu Sharply Reproves Job

1 Then Elihu continued and said,

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      2 "Do you think this is according to 1justice? Do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's '?

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      3 "For you say, '2What advantage will it be to You? 3What profit will I have, more than if I had sinned?'

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      4 "I will answer * you, And your friends with you.
      5 "4Look at the heavens and see; And behold 5the clouds -they are higher than you.

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      6 "If you have sinned, 6what do you accomplish against Him? And if your transgressions are many, what do you do to Him?

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      7 "If you are righteous, 7what do you give to Him, Or what does He receive from your hand?

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      8 "Your wickedness is for a man like yourself, And your righteousness is for a son of man.
      9 "Because of the 8multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help because of the arm 9of the mighty.

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      10 "But 10no one says, 'Where is God my Maker, Who 11gives songs in the night,

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      11 Who 12teaches us more than the beasts of the earth And makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?'

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      12 "There 13they cry out, but He does not answer Because * of the pride of evil men.

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      13 "Surely 14God will not listen to an empty cry, Nor will the Almighty regard it.

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      14 "How much less when 15you say you do not behold Him, The 16case is before Him, and you must wait for Him!

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      15 "And now, because He has not visited in His anger, Nor has He acknowledged transgression well,

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        • c 35:15 - Or "arrogance"
          16 So Job opens his mouth emptily; He multiplies words 17without knowledge."

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