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1Elihu spoke moreover, and said, 2Thinkest thou this to be mishpat (right, just), that thou saidst, Tzidki meEl (I am cleared, in the right, justified before G-d)? 3Ki (yet) thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned [see 9:22]? 4I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee. 5Look unto Shomayim, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou. 6If thou sinnest, what doest thou against Him? Or if thy peysha'im be multiplied, what doest thou unto Him? 7If thou be tzaddik (righteous), what givest thou Him? Or what receiveth He of thine yad? 8Thy resha (wickedness) may hurt an ish as thou art; and thy tzedek may profit the ben adam. 9They cry out under a load of oppression; they plead for relief from the zero'a of the rabbim. 10But none saith, Where is Eloah Osai (G-d my Maker), Who giveth zemirot balailah (songs in the night); 11Who teacheth us more than the behamot eretz, and maketh us wiser than the oph HaShomayim? 12There they cry out, but none giveth answer, because of the ga'on (pride, arrogance) of ra'im (wicked men). 13Surely El will not hear shav (vanity), neither will Shaddai regard it. 14Although thou sayest thou cannot see Him, yet Din (the court case) is before Him; therefore trust thou, waiting for Him, 15though ye say His anger does not pakad (visit, punish) anything and that He does not regard wickedness much; 16Therefore doth Iyov open his mouth hevel (in vain); he multiplieth words without da'as.
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