Job 35 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 35


Job 35:1

Moreover Elihu answered and said,

Job 35:2

Thinkest thou this to be [thy] right, [Or] sayest thou, My righteousness is more than God’s,

Job 35:3

That thou sayest, What advantage will it be unto thee? [And], What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?

Job 35:4

I will answer thee, And thy companions with thee.

Job 35:5

Look unto the heavens, and see; And behold the skies, which are higher than thou.

Job 35:6

If thou hast sinned, what effectest thou against him? And if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

Job 35:7

If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? Or what receiveth he of thy hand?

Job 35:8

Thy wickedness [may hurt] a man as thou art; And thy righteousness [may profit] a son of man.

Job 35:9

By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

Job 35:10

But none saith, Where is God my Maker, Who giveth songs in the night,

Job 35:11

Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, And maketh us wiser than the birds of the heavens?

Job 35:12

There they cry, but none giveth answer, Because of the pride of evil men.

Job 35:13

Surely God will not hear an empty [cry], Neither will the Almighty regard it.

Job 35:14

How much less when thou sayest thou beholdest him not, The cause is before him, and thou waitest for him!

Job 35:15

But now, because he hath not visited in his anger, Neither doth he greatly regard arrogance;

Job 35:16

Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vanity; He multiplieth words without knowledge.

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