THE BOOK OF
Job 35 ©
Job is again reproved that he justified himself too much, v. 1, etc. And is pointed to consider the greatness of that Divine majesty, 4. Also he is taught wherefore God permits some persons to remain in great misery, 9. And then exhorted to hope in God, 14. Who punished him beneath his merits, 15. And to humble himself, 16.
ELIHU 1spake moreover, and said,
Thinkest thou this to be 2right, that thou saidst, 3My righteousness is more than God's?
For thoua4saidst, What advantage will 5it be unto 6thee? and, What profit shall I have, 7if I be cleansed from my sin?
I will 8answer thee, and 9thy companions with thee.
Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the 10clouds which 11are higher than thou.
If thou sinnest, 12what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, 13what doest thou unto him?
Ifb thou be righteous, what givest thou 14him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
Thy wickedness may hurt 15a man as thou art; and thy righteousness 16may profit the 17son of man.
18By reason of the 19multitude of oppressions 20they make the oppressed to cry: 21they cry out by reason of the 22arm of the 23mighty.
24But 25none saith, Where is God 26my maker, 27who giveth songs in the night;
28Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
29There they 30cry, butc none giveth answer, because of the 31pride of evil men.
Surely God will not hear 32vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
33Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, 34yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.
Butd now, because 35it is not so, he hath 36visited in 37his anger; yet he knoweth 38it not in great extremity:
Therefore doth Job open his mouth 39in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.