Job 11

Job 11:1  
Then Zophar, the Naamathite, answered,

Job 11:2  
“Shouldn’t the multitude of words be answered? Should a man full of talk be justified?

Job 11:3  
Should your boastings make men hold their peace? When you mock, will no man make you ashamed?

Job 11:4  
For you say, ‘My doctrine is pure. I am clean in your eyes.’

Job 11:5  
But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you,

Job 11:6  
that he would show you the secrets of wisdom! For true wisdom has two sides. Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves.

Job 11:7  
“Can you fathom the mystery of God? Or can you probe the limits of the Almighty?

Job 11:8  
They are high as heaven. What can you do? They are deeper than Sheol. What can you know?

Job 11:9  
Its measure is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

Job 11:10  
If he passes by, or confines, or convenes a court, then who can oppose him?

Job 11:11  
For he knows false men. He sees iniquity also, even though he doesn’t consider it.

Job 11:12  
An empty-headed man becomes wise when a man is born as a wild donkey’s colt.

Job 11:13  
“If you set your heart aright, stretch out your hands toward him.

Job 11:14  
If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away. Don’t let unrighteousness dwell in your tents.

Job 11:15  
Surely then you will lift up your face without spot. Yes, you will be steadfast, and will not fear,

Job 11:16  
for you will forget your misery. You will remember it like waters that have passed away.

Job 11:17  
Life will be clearer than the noonday. Though there is darkness, it will be as the morning.

Job 11:18  
You will be secure, because there is hope. Yes, you will search, and will take your rest in safety.

Job 11:19  
Also you will lie down, and no one will make you afraid. Yes, many will court your favor.

Job 11:20  
But the eyes of the wicked will fail. They will have no way to flee. Their hope will be the giving up of the spirit.”

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