Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice
1Elihu spake moreover, and said,
2Thinkest thou this to be right, [that] thou saidst, My righteousness [is] more than God's?
3For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? [and], What profit shall I have, [if I be cleansed] from my sin?
4I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.
5Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds [which] are higher than thou.
6If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or [if] thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
7If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
8Thy wickedness [may hurt] a man as thou [art]; and thy righteousness [may profit] the son of man.
9By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make [the oppressed] to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.
10But none saith, Where [is] God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;
11Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
12There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.
13Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
14Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, [yet] judgment [is] before him; therefore trust thou in him.
15But now, because [it is] not [so], he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth [it] not in great extremity:
16Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.