Overview

In Job 35, Elihu continues his argument, emphasizing the transcendence of God and the insignificance of human righteousness or wickedness to Him. He challenges Job's earlier complaints about God's perceived injustice, suggesting that God is too great to be affected by human morality. Elihu asserts that God does not respond to empty cries devoid of genuine understanding or humility. He points out that many fail to seek God genuinely in their affliction, overlooking the true purpose of their suffering. This chapter contributes to the broader discourse on the nature of suffering, divine justice, and the human tendency to question God without understanding His higher purpose.

Job 35

1  Elihu spake moreover, and said,

2  Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?

3  For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?

4  I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.

5  Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.

6  If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

7  If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?

8  Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.

9  By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

10  But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;

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11  Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

12  There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.

13  Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

14  Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.

15  But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:

16  Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.

End of Job 35


1 Year Plan:  Aug 9 - Job 34, Job 35, 2 Co 8

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