Job 11

Zophar Rebukes Job

1Then Zophar the Naamathite
Lit answered and said
2Shall a multitude of words go unanswered,
And a b  talkative man be acquitted?
3Shall your boasts silence men?
And shall you c  scoff and none rebuke?
4“For d  you have said, ‘My teaching is pure,
And e  I am innocent in your eyes.’
5But would that God might speak,
And open His lips against you,
6And show you the secrets of wisdom!
For sound wisdom
Lit is double
g  has two sides.
Know then that God
Lit causes to be forgotten for you
forgets a part of i  your iniquity.

7 j  Can you discover the depths of God?
Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?
8They are k  high as
Lit the heights of heaven
the heavens, what can you do?
Deeper than
I.e. the nether world
n  Sheol, what can you know?
9Its measure is longer than the earth
And broader than the sea.
10If He passes by or shuts up,
Or calls an assembly o  who can restrain Him?
11“For p  He knows false men,
And He q  sees iniquity
Or even He does not consider
without investigating.
Lit A hollow man
t  An idiot will become intelligent
When the
Lit donkey
foal of a v  wild donkey is born a man.

13 w  If you would x  direct your heart right
And y  spread out your hand to Him,
14If iniquity is in your hand z  put it far away,
And do not let wickedness dwell in your tents;
15Then, indeed, you could aa  lift up your face without moral defect,
And you would be steadfast and ab  not fear.
16“For you would ac  forget your trouble,
As ad  waters that have passed by, you would remember it.
Lit duration of life
life would be
Lit above noonday
ag  brighter than noonday;
Darkness would be like the morning.
18Then you would trust, because there is hope;
And you would look around and rest securely.
19“You would ah  lie down and none would disturb you,
And many would ai  entreat your
Lit face
20“But the ak  eyes of the wicked will fail,
Lit escape has perished from them
there will am  be no escape for them;
And their an  hope is
Lit the expiring of the soul
ap  to breathe their last.”

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