Job

Job 35 ©

1Elihu again reproveth Job of setting up his own righteousness against God's, between whom and man there is no comparison. 6The good or evil actions of men extend not to God. 9If God heareth not the cry of the afflicted, it is because they address him not as they ought. 14The application of this doctrine to the case of Job.

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ELIHU spake moreover, and said,

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aThinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, bMy righteousness is more than God's?

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For thou saidst, cWhat advantage will it be unto thee? and, dWhat profit shall I have, 1if I be cleansed from my sin?

d ch. 21.15.
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2I will answer thee, and ethy companions with thee.

e ch. 34.8,36.
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fLook unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.

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If thou sinnest, what doest thou gagainst him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

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hIf thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?

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Thy wickedness may hurt ia man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.

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jBy reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they kcry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

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But lnone saith, Where is God my maker, who mgiveth songs in the night;

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Who nteacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

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There othey cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.

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Surely God will not hear pvanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

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Although thou sayest qthou shalt not see him, yet rjudgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.

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But now, sbecause it is not so, 3he hath visited in his anger; yet 4he knoweth it not in tgreat extremity:

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Therefore doth Job uopen his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.