- ¶ AGAIN Elihu spoke, and said,
- Do you think you were justified in saying, I have been found blameless by God?
- If you have said it, what advantage will it be to you?
And what should I gain if I should condemn you?
- I will answer you with words, you and your friends with you.
- Look to the heavens, and observe the clouds which are higher than you.
- If you sin, what difference does it make to him?
And if your iniquities be multiplied, what does it matter to him?
- If you are righteous, what do you give to him?
Or what does he receive from your hand?
- Your wickedness is to yourself;
and your righteousness is to yourself.
- ¶ Because of the multitude of oppressions men howl;
and many cry out because of iniquity.
- And none says, Where is God my Maker, who gives counsel in the night,
- Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the fowls of the air?
- They cry, but he does not answer them,
- Because God does not hear the empty pride of evildoers, nor does he praise it.
- ¶ Although you have said, I will not praise him, plead before him and supplicate before him.
- For now he does not punish with his anger;
and he does not harm any soul.
- Therefore Job has spoken in vain;
he multiplies words without knowledge.