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Job 35 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Then Elihu continued, saying:

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Do you think it is just when you say,

“I am righteous before God”?

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For you ask, “What does it profit you,[fn]

and what benefit comes to me, if I do not sin? ”

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I will answer you

and your friends with you.

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Look at the heavens and see;

gaze at the clouds high above you.

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If you sin, how does it affect God?

If you multiply your transgressions, what does it do to him?

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If you are righteous, what do you give him,

or what does he receive from your hand?

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Your wickedness affects a person like yourself,

and your righteousness, a son of man.[fn]

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People cry out because of severe oppression;

they shout for help because of the power of the mighty.

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But no one asks, “Where is God my Maker,

who provides us with songs in the night,

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“who gives us more understanding than the animals of the earth

and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky? ”

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There they cry out, but he does not answer,

because of the pride of evil people.

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Indeed, God does not listen to empty cries,

and the Almighty does not take note of it —

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how much less when[fn] you complain[fn]

that you do not see him,

that your case is before him

and you are waiting for him.

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But now, because God’s anger does not punish

and he does not pay attention to transgression,[fn]

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Job opens his mouth in vain

and multiplies words without knowledge.

CSB Footnotes
Some emend to me
Or a mere mortal
Or how then can
Lit say
LXX, Vg; MT reads folly, or arrogance ; Hb obscure

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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