1: And Elihu made answer and said, 2: Does it seem to you to be right, and righteousness before God, to say, 3: What profit is it to me, and how am I better off than if I had done wrong? 4: I will make answer to you and to your friends: 5: Let your eyes be turned to the heavens, and lifted up to see the skies; they are higher than you. 6: If you have done wrong, is he any the worse for it? and if your sins are great in number, what is it to him? 7: If you are upright, what do you give to him? or what does he take from your hand? 8: Your evil-doing may have an effect on a man like yourself, or your righteousness on a son of man. 9: Because the hand of the cruel is hard on them, men are making sounds of grief; they are crying out for help because of the arm of the strong. 10: But no one has said, Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night; 11: Who gives us more knowledge than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the heaven? 12: There they are crying out because of the pride of the evil-doers, but he gives them no answer. 13: But God will not give ear to what is false, or the Ruler of all take note of it; 14: How much less when you say that you do not see him; that the cause is before him, and you are waiting for him. 15: And now ... ; 16: And Job's mouth is open wide to give out what is of no profit, increasing words without knowledge.