35 Moreover Elihu responded and said:—
2 This dost thou think to be right? Thou hast said—My righteousness is more than God’s.
3 For thou dost say, How can one profit by thee? How can I benefit more than by my sin?
4 I will answer thee plainly, And thy friends with thee.
5 Look at the heavens and see,—And survey the skies—they are higher than thou.
6 If thou sinnest what canst thou work against him? Or if thy transgressions be multiplied what canst thou do unto him?
7 If thou art righteous what canst thou give unto him? Or what at thy hand can he accept?
8 Unto a man like thyself might thy lawlessness [reach], And unto a son of the earth-born thy righteousness.
9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions [men] make outcry, They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty;
10 But none saith—Where is God my maker, Who giveth songs in the night;
11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, And beyond the bird of the heavens giveth us wisdom?
12 There [men] make outcry and he answereth not, Because of the arrogance of evil-doers.
13 Howbeit vanity will God not hear, Yea the Almighty will not regard it.
14 How much less when thou sayest thou wilt not regard him! The cause is before him and thou must wait for him.
15 But now because it is not so [thou sayest]—His anger hath punished, And yet hath he not at all known of transgression;
16 Thus Job vainly openeth his mouth, Without knowledge he multiplieth words.