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Elihu spake moreouer, and said,
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Thinkest thou this to bee right, that thou saydest, My righteousnesse is more then Gods?
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For thou saydst, what aduantage will it bee vnto thee, and, what profite shall I haue, if I bee cleansed from my sinne?
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I will answere thee, and thy companions with thee.
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Looke vnto the heauens and see, and behold the clouds which are higher then thou.
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If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him?
or it thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou vnto him?
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If thou be righteous, what giuest thou him?
or what receiueth hee of thine hand?
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Thy wickednesse may hurt a man as thou art, and thy righteousnesse may profit the sonne of man.
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By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to crie: they crie out by reason of the arme of the mightie.
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But none saith, where is God my maker, who giueth songs in the night?
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Who teacheth vs more then the beasts of the earth, and maketh vs wiser then the foules of heauen.
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There they crie, (but none giueth answere) because of the pride of euill men.
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Surely God wil not heare vanitie, neither wil the Almightie regard it.
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Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet iudgement is before him, therefore trust thou in him.
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But now because it is not so, hee hath visited in his anger, yet he knoweth it not in great extremitie:
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Therefore doeth Iob open his mouth in vaine: he multiplieth words without knowledge.