Elihu Continues Are You Really Innocent? 35 1Elihu said: 2Job, are you really innocent in the sight of God?[E] 3Don't you honestly believe it pays to obey him? 4I will give the answers to you and your friends. 5 Look up to the heavens 6 and think! Do your sins hurt God? 7Is any good you may have done at all helpful to him? 8The evil or good you do only affects other humans. 9In times of trouble, everyone begs the mighty God to have mercy. 10But after their Creator helps them through hard times, they forget about him, 11though he makes us wiser than animals or birds. 12God won't listen to the prayers of proud and evil people. 13If God All-Powerful refuses to answer their empty prayers, 14he will surely deny your impatient request to face him in court. 15Job, you were wrong to say God doesn't punish sin. 16Everything you have said adds up to nonsense.
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