spake moreover, and said,
2Thinkest thou this
to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?
3For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed
from my sin?
4I will answer thee, and thy
companions with thee.
5Look unto the heavens,
and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.
thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
7If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
8Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art;
and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.
reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.
10But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;
11Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the
fowls of heaven?
12There they cry, but none
giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.
God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.
15But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it
not in great extremity:
16Therefore doth Job
open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.