Job 35:1-16

35  And E·liʹhu continued answering and saying:   “Is this what you have regarded as justice?You have said, ‘My righteousness is more than God’s.’*+   For you say, ‘Of what use is it to you?+What benefit do I have more than by my sinning?’+   I myself shall reply to youAnd to your companions*+ with you.   Look up to heaven+ and see,And behold the clouds,+ [that] they are indeed higher than you.   If you actually sin, what do you accomplish against him?+And [if] your revolts actually increase, what do you do to him?   If you are really in the right, what do you give him,Or what does he receive from your own hand?+   Your wickedness may be against a man* like you,+And your righteousness to a son of earthling man.*+   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.”+


“More than God’s.” Heb., me·ʼElʹ; LXX, “Jehovah.”
“Companions,” M; LXX, “three friends.”
“Against a man.” Heb., leʼishʹ.
“Earthling man.” Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.
“Grand Maker,” pl. in M, to denote excellence and grandeur, although “God” is sing.
“God.” Heb., ʼElohʹah.
Or, “the domestic animals.”
“God.” Heb., ʼEl.