||English: New American Standard Bible
Job 11 [Commentary] |
||Then Zophar the Naamathite answered,
||"Shall a multitude of words go unanswered,
And a talkative man be acquitted?
||"Shall your boasts silence men?
And shall you scoff and none rebuke?
||"For you have said, `My teaching is pure,
And I am innocent in your eyes.'
||"But would that God might speak,
And open His lips against you,
||And show you the secrets of wisdom!
For sound wisdom has two sides.
Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity.
||"Can you discover the depths of God?
Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?
||"They are high as the heavens, what can you do?
Deeper than Sheol, what can you know?
||"Its measure is longer than the earth
And broader than the sea.
||"If He passes by or shuts up,
Or calls an assembly, who can restrain Him?
||"For He knows false men,
And He sees iniquity without investigating.
||"An idiot will become intelligent
When the foal of a wild donkey is born a man.
||"If you would direct your heart right
And spread out your hand to Him,
||If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away,
And do not let wickedness dwell in your tents;
||"Then, indeed, you could lift up your face without moral defect,
And you would be steadfast and not fear.
||"For you would forget your trouble,
As waters that have passed by, you would remember it.
||"Your life would be brighter than noonday;
Darkness would be like the morning.
||"Then you would trust, because there is hope;
And you would look around and rest securely.
||"You would lie down and none would disturb you,
And many would entreat your favor.
||"But the eyes of the wicked will fail,
And there will be no escape for them;
And their hope is to breathe their last."
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