The Book of Job

Chapter 35

American Standard Version

Jb 35:1Moreover Elihu answered and said,
Jb 35:2Thinkest thou this to be thy right, Or sayest thou, My righteousness is more than God's,
Jb 35:3That thou sayest, What advantage will it be unto thee? And, What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?
Jb 35:4I will answer thee, And thy companions with thee.
Jb 35:5Look unto the heavens, and see; And behold the skies, which are higher than thou.
Jb 35:6If thou hast sinned, what effectest thou against him? And if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
Jb 35:7If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? Or what receiveth he of thy hand?
Jb 35:8Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; And thy righteousness may profit a son of man.
Jb 35:9By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.
Jb 35:10But none saith, Where is God my Maker, Who giveth songs in the night,
Jb 35:11Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, And maketh us wiser than the birds of the heavens?
Jb 35:12There they cry, but none giveth answer, Because of the pride of evil men.
Jb 35:13Surely God will not hear an empty cry, Neither will the Almighty regard it.
Jb 35:14How much less when thou sayest thou beholdest him not, The cause is before him, and thou waitest for him!
Jb 35:15But now, because he hath not visited in his anger, Neither doth he greatly regard arrogance;
Jb 35:16Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vanity; He multiplieth words without knowledge.