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answer ° thee, and thy companions with thee.
sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.
Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.
New Defender's Study Bible Notes
35:2 that thou saidst. Job never said any such thing. Elihu is so impressed with his own eloquence that he begins to exaggerate and distort Job’s statements.
35:16 words without knowledge. The arrogance of young Elihu is becoming insufferable. He accuses Job, far older and wiser than he, of speaking “words without knowledge.” When God comes down, just a few minutes later, He asks Job, whom He knew very well: “Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge” (Job 38:2), thus turning Elihu’s presumptuous words back on himself.