Job 35 (asv)
35:2Thinkest thou this to be thy right,
Or sayest thou, My righteousness is more than God's,
35:3That thou sayest, What advantage will it be unto thee?
And, What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?
35:4I will answer thee,
And thy companions with thee.
35:5Look unto the heavens, and see;
And behold the skies, which are higher than thou.
35:6If thou hast sinned, what effectest thou against him?
And if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
35:7If thou be righteous, what givest thou him?
Or what receiveth he of thy hand?
35:8Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art;
35:9By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out;
They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.
35:10But none saith, Where is God my Maker,
Who giveth songs in the night,
35:11Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth,
And maketh us wiser than the birds of the heavens?
35:12There they cry, but none giveth answer,
35:13Surely God will not hear an empty cry,
Neither will the Almighty regard it.
35:14How much less when thou sayest thou beholdest him not,
The cause is before him, and thou waitest for him!
35:15But now, because he hath not visited in his anger,
Neither doth he greatly regard arrogance;
35:16Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vanity;
He multiplieth words without knowledge.