“I am righteous before God”?
3 For you ask, “What does it profit you,C
and what benefit comes to me, if I do not sin?”i
and your friends with you.
gaze at the clouds high above you.
If you multiply your transgressions, what does it do to him?
or what does he receive from your hand?j
and your righteousness, a son of man.D
they shout for help because of the power of the mighty.k
10 But no one asks, “Where is God my Maker,l
who provides us with songs in the night,m
and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?”n
because of the pride of evil people.o
and the Almighty does not take note of it—
that you do not see him,
that your casea is before him
and you are waitingb for him.
and he does not pay attention to transgression,A
and multiplies words without knowledge.c
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