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Job 35 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Elihu Condemns Self-Righteousness
Man Is Not Good
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:1 - Moreover Elihu answered and said:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:2 - “Do you think this is right?
Do you say,
‘My righteousness is more than God’s’?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:3 - For you say,
‘What advantage will it be to You?
What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:4 - “I will answer you,
And your companions with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:5 - Look to the heavens and see;
And behold the clouds—
They are higher than you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:6 - If you sin, what do you accomplish against Him?
Or, if your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to Him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:7 - If you are righteous, what do you give Him?
Or what does He receive from your hand?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:8 - Your wickedness affects a man such as you,
And your righteousness a son of man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:9 - “Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out;
They cry out for help because of the arm of the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:10 - But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker,
Who gives songs in the night,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:11 - Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth,
And makes us wiser than the birds of heaven?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:12 - There they cry out, but He does not answer,
Because of the pride of evil men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:13 - Surely God will not listen to empty talk,
Nor will the Almighty regard it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:14 - Although you say you do not see Him,
Yet justice is before Him, and you must wait for Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:15 - And now, because He has not punished in His anger,
Nor taken much notice of folly,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:16 - Therefore Job opens his mouth in vain;
He multiplies words without knowledge.”

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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