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Job 35 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Elihu Reminds Job of God’s Justice

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:1 - Then Elihu said:

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:2 - “Do you think it is right for you to claim,
‘I am righteous before God’?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:3 - For you also ask, ‘What’s in it for me?
What’s the use of living a righteous life?’

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:4 - “I will answer you
and all your friends, too.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:5 - Look up into the sky,
and see the clouds high above you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:6 - If you sin, how does that affect God?
Even if you sin again and again,
what effect will it have on him?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:7 - If you are good, is this some great gift to him?
What could you possibly give him?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:8 - No, your sins affect only people like yourself,
and your good deeds also affect only humans.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:9 - “People cry out when they are oppressed.
They groan beneath the power of the mighty.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:10 - Yet they don’t ask, ‘Where is God my Creator,
the one who gives songs in the night?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:11 - Where is the one who makes us smarter than the animals
and wiser than the birds of the sky?’

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:12 - And when they cry out, God does not answer
because of their pride.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:13 - But it is wrong to say God doesn’t listen,
to say the Almighty isn’t concerned.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:14 - You say you can’t see him,
but he will bring justice if you will only wait.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:15 - You say he does not respond to sinners with anger
and is not greatly concerned about wickedness.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:16 - But you are talking nonsense, Job.
You have spoken like a fool.”
NLT Footnotes
These verses can also be translated as follows: 13 Indeed, God doesn’t listen to their empty plea; / the Almighty is not concerned. / 14 How much less will he listen when you say you don’t see him, / and that your case is before him and you’re waiting for justice.
These verses can also be translated as follows: 13 Indeed, God doesn’t listen to their empty plea; / the Almighty is not concerned. / 14 How much less will he listen when you say you don’t see him, / and that your case is before him and you’re waiting for justice.
As in Greek and Latin versions; the meaning of this Hebrew word is uncertain.
NLT

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