Elihu spake moreover, and said,
2Thinkest thou this to be
right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God’s?
3For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What
profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
4I will answer
thee, and thy companions with thee.
5Look unto the heavens, and see; and
behold the clouds which are higher than thou.
6If thou sinnest,
what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied,
what doest thou unto him?
7If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or
what receiveth he of thine hand?
8Thy wickedness may hurt a man
as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.
9By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the
oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.
10But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the
11Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us
wiser than the fowls of heaven?
12There they cry, but none giveth answer,
because of the pride of evil men.
13Surely God will not hear vanity,
neither will the Almighty regard it.
14Although thou sayest thou shalt
not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou
15But now, because it is not so, he hath visited
in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:
16Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without