Job 11
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1Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,1Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said:
2Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?2“Should a multitude of words go unanswered, and a man full of talk be judged right?
3Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?3Should your babble silence men, and when you mock, shall no one shame you?
4For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thine eyes.4For you say, ‘My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in God’s eyes.’
5But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;5But oh, that God would speak and open his lips to you,
6And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.6and that he would tell you the secrets of wisdom! For he is manifold in understanding. Know then that God exacts of you less than your guilt deserves.
7Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?7“Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty?
8It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?8It is higher than heaven—what can you do? Deeper than Sheol—what can you know?
9The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.9Its measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea.
10If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him?10If he passes through and imprisons and summons the court, who can turn him back?
11For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?11For he knows worthless men; when he sees iniquity, will he not consider it?
12For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.12But a stupid man will get understanding when a wild donkey’s colt is born a man!
13If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;13“If you prepare your heart, you will stretch out your hands toward him.
14If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.14If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, and let not injustice dwell in your tents.
15For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:15Surely then you will lift up your face without blemish; you will be secure and will not fear.
16Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:16You will forget your misery; you will remember it as waters that have passed away.
17And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.17And your life will be brighter than the noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.
18And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.18And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.
19Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee.19You will lie down, and none will make you afraid; many will court your favor.
20But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.20But the eyes of the wicked will fail; all way of escape will be lost to them, and their hope is to breathe their last.”
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