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Job 35

NLT 1 Then Elihu said: NIV 1 Then Elihu said: NLT 2 “Do you think it is right for you to claim, ‘I am righteous before God’? NIV 2 "Do you think this is just? You say, 'I will be cleared by God. ' NLT 3 For you also ask, ‘What’s in it for me? What’s the use of living a righteous life?’ NIV 3 Yet you ask him, 'What profit is it to me, and what do I gain by not sinning?' NLT 4 “I will answer you and all your friends, too. NIV 4 "I would like to reply to you and to your friends with you. NLT 5 Look up into the sky, and see the clouds high above you. NIV 5 Look up at the heavens and see; gaze at the clouds so high above you. NLT 6 If you sin, how does that affect God? Even if you sin again and again, what effect will it have on him? NIV 6 If you sin, how does that affect him? If your sins are many, what does that do to him? NLT 7 If you are good, is this some great gift to him? What could you possibly give him? NIV 7 If you are righteous, what do you give to him, or what does he receive from your hand? NLT 8 No, your sins affect only people like yourself, and your good deeds also affect only humans. NIV 8 Your wickedness affects only a man like yourself, and your righteousness only the sons of men. NLT 9 “People cry out when they are oppressed. They groan beneath the power of the mighty. NIV 9 "Men cry out under a load of oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful. NLT 10 Yet they don’t ask, ‘Where is God my Creator, the one who gives songs in the night? NIV 10 But no one says, 'Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night, NLT 11 Where is the one who makes us smarter than the animals and wiser than the birds of the sky?’ NIV 11 who teaches more to us than to the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the air?' NLT 12 And when they cry out, God does not answer because of their pride. NIV 12 He does not answer when men cry out because of the arrogance of the wicked. NLT 13 But it is wrong to say God doesn’t listen, to say the Almighty isn’t concerned. NIV 13 Indeed, God does not listen to their empty plea; the Almighty pays no attention to it. NLT 14 You say you can’t see him, but he will bring justice if you will only wait. NIV 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, NLT 15 You say he does not respond to sinners with anger and is not greatly concerned about wickedness. NIV 15 and further, that his anger never punishes and he does not take the least notice of wickedness. NLT 16 But you are talking nonsense, Job. You have spoken like a fool.” NIV 16 So Job opens his mouth with empty talk; without knowledge he multiplies words."