The Book of Job
1 – Moreover Eliu spoke these words :
2 – Doth thy thought seem right to thee, that thou shouldst say : I am more just than God?
3 – For thou saidst : That which is right doth not please thee : or what will it profit thee if I sin?
4 – Therefore I will answer thy words, and thy friends with thee.
5 – Look up to heaven and see, and behold the sky, that it is higher than thee.
6 – If thou sin, what shalt thou hurt him? and if thy iniquities be multiplied, what shalt thou do against him?
7 – And if thou do justly, what shalt thou give him, or what shall he receive of thy hand?
8 – Thy wickedness may hurt a man that is like thee : and thy justice may help the son of man.
9 – By reason of the multitude of oppressions they shall cry out : and shall wail for the violence of the arm of tyrants.
10 – And he hath not said : Where is God, who made me, who hath given songs in the night?
11 – Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and instructeth us more than the fowls of the air.
12 – There shall they cry, and he will not hear, because of the pride of evil men.
13 – God therefore will not hear in vain, and the Almighty will look into the causes of every one.
14 – Yea when thou shalt say : He considereth not : be judged before him, and expect him.
15 – For he doth not now bring on his fury, neither doth he revenge wickedness exceedingly.
16 – Therefore Job openeth his mouth in vain, and multiplieth words without knowledge.
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