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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Job 35:1-16

35  And E·li′hu 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 you And 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.”+

Footnotes

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