Job 11

1 Zophar reproveth Job for justifying himself. 6 God's wisdom is unsearchable. 13 The assured blessing of repentance.

1Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, 2Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?
full...: Heb. of lips
3Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?
lies: or, devices
4For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thy eyes. 5But O that God would speak, and open his lips against thee; 6And that he would show thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thy iniquity deserveth .

7Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty to perfection? 8It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?
as high...: Heb. the heights of heaven
9The measure of it is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. 10If he shall cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him?
cut...: or, make a change
hinder...: Heb. turn him away?
11For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it ? 12For vain man would be wise, though man is born like a wild donkey’s colt.
vain: Heb. empty

13If thou preparest thy heart, and stretchest out thy hands toward him; 14If iniquity is in thy hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tents. 15For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be steadfast, and shalt not fear: 16Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away: 17And thy age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.
be clearer...: Heb. arise above
18And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety. 19Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit to thee.
make suit...: Heb. intreat thy face
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.
they shall...: Heb. flight shall perish from them
the giving...: or, a puff of breath
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