Comparison is not to be made with God, because our good or evil cannot extend unto him.
Job 35:1 Elihu spake moreouer and saide: Job 35:2 Thinkest thou it right that thou sayest, I am more righteous then God? Job 35:3 For thou sayest: what aduauntage wyll it be vnto thee, and what profite shall I haue of my sinne? Job 35:4 Therefore wyll I geue aunswere vnto thee, aud to thy companions with thee. Job 35:5 Loke vnto the heauen and beholde it, consider the cloudes which are hyer then thou. Job 35:6 If thou hast sinned, what hast thou done against him? If thyne offences be many, what hast thou done vnto him? Job 35:7 If thou be righteous, what geuest thou him? or what wyll he receaue of thyne hande? Job 35:8 Thy wickednesse [may hurt] a man as thou art, and thy righteousnesse [may profite] the sonne of man.
Many cry in their afflictions, but are not heard for want of faith.
Job 35:9 They which are oppressed crye out vpon the multitude, yea they crye out for the power of the mightie: Job 35:10 But none sayth, Where is God that made me? and that geueth vs occasion to praise him in the night? Job 35:11 Which teacheth vs more the the beastes of the earth, and geueth vs more wysdome then the foules of heauen. Job 35:12 If any such complaine, no man geueth aunswere, and that because of the wickednesse of proude tirauntes. Job 35:13 For God wyll not heare vanitie, neither wyll the almightie regarde it. Job 35:14 Although thou sayest [to God] thou wylt not regarde it: yet iudgement is before him, trust thou in him. Job 35:15 But now because his anger hath not visited, neither called men to accompt with great extremitie: Job 35:16 Therefore doth Iob open his mouth but in vaine, & he maketh many wordes without knowledge.