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Job 35

Comparison is not to be made with God, because our good or evil cannot extend unto him.

Job 35:1 Moreover Elihu answered and said, Job 35:2 Thinkest thou this to be [thy] right, [Or] sayest thou, My righteousness is more than God's, Job 35:3 That thou sayest, What advantage will it be unto thee? [And], What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned? Job 35:4 I will answer thee, And thy companions with thee. Job 35:5 Look unto the heavens, and see; And behold the skies, which are higher than thou. Job 35:6 If thou hast sinned, what effectest thou against him? And if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him? Job 35:7 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? Or what receiveth he of thy hand? Job 35:8 Thy wickedness [may hurt] a man as thou art; And thy righteousness [may profit] a son of man.

Many cry in their afflictions, but are not heard for want of faith.

Job 35:9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty. Job 35:10 But none saith, Where is God my Maker, Who giveth songs in the night, Job 35:11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, And maketh us wiser than the birds of the heavens? Job 35:12 There they cry, but none giveth answer, Because of the pride of evil men. Job 35:13 Surely God will not hear an empty [cry], Neither will the Almighty regard it. Job 35:14 How much less when thou sayest thou beholdest him not, The cause is before him, and thou waitest for him! Job 35:15 But now, because he hath not visited in his anger, Neither doth he greatly regard arrogance; Job 35:16 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vanity; He multiplieth words without knowledge.

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