1Moreover Elihu answered and said, 2Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than ·God's#GodHebrew: El? 3For thou hast asked of what profit it is unto thee: what do I gain more than if I had sinned? 4I will reply to thee in words, and to thy companions with thee. 5Look unto the heavens and see; and survey the skies: they are higher than thou. 6If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? If thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him? 7If thou be righteous, what givest thou to him? or what doth he receive of thy hand? 8Thy wickedness may affect a man as thou art, and thy righteousness a son of man.
9By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry; they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty: 10But none saith, Where is +God#GodHebrew: Eloah my Maker, who giveth songs in the night, 11Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowl of the heavens? 12There they cry, and he answereth not, because of the pride of evil men. 13Surely ·God#GodHebrew: El will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
14Although thou sayest thou dost not see him, judgment is before him, therefore wait for him. 15But now, because he hath not visited in his anger, doth not Job know his great arrogancy? 16For Job hath opened his mouth in vanity, and made words abundant without knowledge.