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35 Then Elihu continued, saying:

Do you think it is just when you say,

“I am righteous before God”?

For you ask, “What does it profit You, n

and what benefit comes to me, if I do not sin?” o

4 I will answer you

and your friends with you.

Look at the heavens and see;

gaze at the clouds high above you.

If you sin, how does it affect God?

If you multiply your transgressions, what does it do to Him?

If you are righteous, what do you give Him,

or what does He receive from your hand? p

Your wickedness affects a person like yourself,

and your righteousness another human being.

People cry out because of severe oppression;

they shout for help because of the arm of the mighty. q

10 But no one asks, “Where is God my Maker, r

who provides us with songs in the night, s

11 who gives us more understanding than the animals of the earth

and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?” t

12 There they cry out, but He does not answer,

because of the pride of evil men. u

13 Indeed, God does not listen to empty cries,

and the * Almighty does not take note of it—

14 how much less when v you complain w

that you do not see Him,

that your case x is before Him

and you are waiting y for Him.

15 But now, because God’s anger does not punish

and He does not pay attention to transgression, z

16 Job opens his mouth in vain

and multiplies words without knowledge. a


About The Holman Christian Standard Bible

The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.

Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.

Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.

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