|And Eli'hu said:|
|"Do you think this to be just? |
Do you say, 'It is my right before God,'
|that you ask, 'What advantage have I? |
How am I better off than if I had sinned?'
|I will answer you |
and your friends with you.
|Look at the heavens, and see; |
and behold the clouds, which are higher than you.
|If you have sinned, what do you accomplish against him? |
And if your transgressions are multiplied,
what do you do to him?
|If you are righteous, what do you give to him; |
or what does he receive from your hand?
|Your wickedness concerns a man like yourself, |
and your righteousness a son of man.
|"Because of the multitude of oppressions people cry out; |
they call for help because of the arm of the mighty.
|But none says, 'Where is God my Maker, |
who gives songs in the night,
|who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, |
and makes us wiser than the birds of the air?'
|There they cry out, but he does not answer, |
because of the pride of evil men.
|Surely God does not hear an empty cry, |
nor does the Almighty regard it.
|How much less when you say that you do not see him, |
that the case is before him, and you are waiting for him!
|And now, because his anger does not punish, |
and he does not greatly heed transgression,
|Job opens his mouth in empty talk, |
he multiplies words without knowledge."
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