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Job 35 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Elihu Answers Job

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Then Elihu answered and said,

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“Do you think this is according to justice?

Do you say, ‘My righteousness is more than God’s’?

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“For you say, ‘What use will it be to [fn]You?

What profit will I have, more than if I had sinned?’

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“I will respond to you,

And your friends with you.

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“Look at the heavens and see;

And perceive the clouds—they are higher than you.

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“If you have sinned, what do you accomplish against Him?

And if your transgressions are many, what do you do to Him?

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“If you are righteous, what do you give to Him,

Or what does He receive from your hand?

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“Your wickedness is for a man like yourself,

And your righteousness is for a son of man.

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“Because of many oppressions they cry out;

They cry for help because of the arm of many oppressors.

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“But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker,

Who gives songs of praise in the night,

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Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth

And makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?’

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“There they cry out, but He does not answer

Because of the pride of evil men.

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“Surely God will not listen to [fn]an empty cry,

Nor will the Almighty perceive it.

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“How much less when you say you do not perceive Him,

The case is before Him, and you must wait for Him!

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“And now, because He has not visited in His anger,

Nor has He acknowledged [fn]transgression well,

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So Job opens his mouth vainly;

He multiplies words without knowledge.”

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Or falsehood
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