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  • 1Elihu 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 night;
  • 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 in him.
  • 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 knowledge.
Version: King James Edition - English