Elihu spake4 moreover, and said,4
Thinkest1 thou this to be right, [that] thou saidst,1 My righteousness [is] more than God's?
For thou saidst,4 What advantage4 will it be unto thee? [and], What profit55 shall I have, [if I be cleansed] from my sin?
I will answer55 4405 thee, and thy companions with thee.
Look54 unto the heavens, and see;3 and behold3 the clouds [which] are higher1 than thou.
If thou sinnest,1 what doest4 thou against him? or [if] thy transgressions be multiplied,1 what doest4 thou unto him?
If thou be righteous,1 what givest4 thou him? or what receiveth4 he of thine hand?
Thy wickedness [may hurt] a man as thou [art]; and thy righteousness [may profit] the son of man.
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make [the oppressed] to cry:55 they cry out17 by reason of the arm of the mighty.
But none saith,1 Where [is] God my maker,6 who giveth6 songs in the night;
Who teacheth18 us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser17 than the fowls of heaven?
There they cry,4 but none giveth answer,4 because of the pride of evil men.
Surely God will not hear4 vanity, neither will the Almighty regard4 it.
Although thou sayest4 thou shalt not see4 him, [yet] judgment [is] before him; therefore trust34 thou in him.
But now, because [it is] not [so], he hath visited1 in his anger; yet he knoweth1 [it] not in great extremity:
Therefore doth Job open4 his mouth in vain; he multiplieth55 words without knowledge.