35 And E·liʹhu continued answering and saying:
2 “Is this what you have regarded as justice?
You have said, ‘My righteousness is more than God’s.’+
3 For you say, ‘Of what use is it to you?+
What benefit do I have more than by my sinning?’+
4 I myself shall reply to you
And to your companions+ with you.
5 Look up to heaven+ and see,
And behold the clouds,+ [that] they are indeed higher than you.
6 If you actually sin, what do you accomplish against him?+
And [if] your revolts actually increase, what do you do to him?
7 If you are really in the right, what do you give him,
Or what does he receive from your own hand?+
8 Your wickedness may be against a man like you,+
And your righteousness to a son of earthling man.+
9 Because of the multitude of oppressions they keep calling for aid;+
They keep crying for help because of the arm of the great ones.+
10 And yet no one has said, ‘Where is God my Grand Maker,+
The One giving melodies in the night?’+
11 He is the One teaching+ us more than the beasts of the earth,+
And he makes us wiser than even the flying creatures of the heavens.
12 There they keep crying out, but he does not answer,+
Because of the pride+ of the bad ones.
13 Only the untruth God does not hear,+
And the Almighty himself does not behold it.+
14 How much less, then, when you say you do not behold him!+
+The legal case is before him, and so you should wait anxiously for him.
15 And now because his anger has not called for an accounting,+
He has also not taken note of the extreme rashness.+
16 And Job himself opens his mouth wide simply for nothing;
Without knowledge he multiplies mere words.”+