1: And Elihu answereth and saith: -- 2: This hast thou reckoned for judgment: Thou hast said -- 'My righteousness [is] more than God's?' 3: For thou sayest, 'What doth it profit Thee! What do I profit from my sin?' 4: I return thee words, and thy friends with thee, 5: Behold attentively the heavens -- and see, And behold the clouds, They have been higher than thou. 6: If thou hast sinned, what dost thou against Him? And thy transgressions have been multiplied, What dost thou to Him? 7: If thou hast been righteous, What dost thou give to Him? Or what from thy hand doth He receive? 8: For a man like thyself [is] thy wickedness, And for a son of man thy righteousness. 9: Because of the multitude of oppressions They cause to cry out, They cry because of the arm of the mighty. 10: And none said, 'Where [is] God my maker? Giving songs in the night, 11: Teaching us more than the beasts of the earth, Yea, than the fowl of the heavens He maketh us wiser.' 12: There they cry, and He doth not answer, Because of the pride of evil doers. 13: Surely vanity God doth not hear, And the Mighty doth not behold it. 14: Yea, though thou sayest thou dost not behold Him, Judgment [is] before Him, and stay for Him. 15: And, now, because there is not, He hath appointed His anger, And He hath not known in great extremity. 16: And Job [with] vanity doth open his mouth, Without knowledge words he multiplieth.