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Job 35

Elihu Sharply Reproves Job

1Elihu continued speaking [to Job] and said,


“Do you think this is according to [your] justice?
Do you say, ‘My righteousness is more than God’s’?

“For you say, ‘What advantage have you [by living a righteous life]?
What profit will I have, more [by being righteous] than if I had sinned?’

“I will answer you,
And your companions with you.

“Look to the heavens and see;
And behold the skies which are [much] higher than you.

“If you have sinned, what do you accomplish against Him?
And if your transgressions are multiplied, what have you done to Him?

“If you are righteous, what do you give God,
Or what does He receive from your hand?

“Your wickedness affects only a man such as you,
And your righteousness affects only [a]a son of man [but it cannot affect God, who is sovereign].


“Because of the multitudes of oppressions the people cry out;
They cry for help because of the [violent] arm of the mighty.
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“But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker,
Who gives songs [of rejoicing] in the night,
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Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth
And makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?’
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“The people cry out, but He does not answer
Because of the pride of evil men.
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“Surely God will not listen to an empty cry [which lacks trust],
Nor will the Almighty regard it.
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“Even though you say that you do not see Him [when missing His righteous judgment on earth],
Yet your case is before Him, and you must wait for Him!
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“And now, because He has not [quickly] punished in His anger,
Nor has He acknowledged transgression and arrogance well [and seems unaware of the wrong of which a person is guilty],
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Job uselessly opens his mouth
And multiplies words without knowledge [drawing the worthless conclusion that the righteous have no more advantage than the wicked].”

Notas al pie

  1. Job 35:8 I.e. a human being.

O Livro

Jó 35

1E Eliú prosseguiu:

2/3     “Achas que é justo da tua parte clamar:
    ‘Não pequei, mas em relação a Deus, não tirei nenhum proveito disso?’
    Vou responder-te, assim como a todos os teus amigos também.
    Olha para o céu, lá bem acima de ti.
    Quando pecas, será que isso vai fazer abalar os céus?
    Da mesma forma, se fores bom,
        será isso de um grande proveito para ele?
    Os teus pecados podem sim afectar os outros homens;
    igualmente os teus actos de justiça poderão beneficiá-los.
    Os que vivem oprimidos podem gritar sob o efeito das injúrias,
        e gemer sob o poder dos ricos;
10/11     contudo nenhum deles clamará a Deus perguntando,
        ‘Onde está Deus, o meu Criador;
        aquele que inspira cânticos na noite,
        e que nos dá uma mente superior à dos animais?’
12     Se alguém lhe lançar essa questão,
        ele não replicará com castigo próprio de tiranos.
13/14     Mas Deus não ouve clamores sem sinceridade;
        e muito menos te ouvirá, se disseres que não o vês!
15     Deus com certeza que faz justiça, ao fim e ao cabo;
    a questão é que se aguarde.
    Iremos clamar contra ele
        só porque não responde imediatamente à injustiça?
16     Job, falaste como um louco.”