35:2 Thinkest thou this to be right, [that] thou saidst, My a righteousness [is] more than God's?
(a) Job never spoke these words: but because he
maintained his innocency, it seemed as though he would say, that God tormented
him without just cause.
35:4 I will answer thee, and
thy b companions with thee.
(b) Such as are in the same error.
35:5 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the
c clouds [which] are higher than thou.
(c) If you cannot control the clouds, will you
presume to instruct God?
35:6 If thou sinnest, what doest thou d
against him? or [if] thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
(d) Neither does your sin hurt God, nor your
justice profit him: for he will be glorified without you.
reason of the multitude of oppressions they make [the oppressed] e
to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.
(e) The wicked may hurt man and cause him to cry,
who if he sought God who lends comfort would be delivered.
There they cry, f but none giveth
answer, because of the pride of evil men.
(f) Because they pray not in faith, as feeling
35:14 Although thou sayest
thou shalt not see him, g [yet] judgment
[is] before him; therefore trust thou in him.
(g) God is just, however you judge him.
35:16 Therefore doth Job h
open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.
(h) For if he punished you as you deserved, you
would not be able to open your mouth.