1: Elihu spake moreover, and said,
2: Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God’s?
3: For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
4: I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.
5: Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.
6: If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
7: :If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
8: Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.
9: By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out 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 maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
12: There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.
13: Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
14: Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.
15: But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:
16: Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.