Job 11
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Zophar Asks, Can You Find the Depths of God?

1Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said,

2“Shall a multitude of words go unanswered,

And a man of lips be in the right?

3Shall your boasts silence men?

And shall you mock and none rebuke?

4You have said, ‘My learning is pure,

And I am innocent in your eyes.’

5But would that God might speak,

And open His lips against you,

6And tell you the secrets of wisdom!

For sound wisdom [†]has two sides.

Know then that God [†]forgets a part of your iniquity.

7“Can you find the depths of God?

Can you find the limits of the Almighty?

8They are high as [†]the heavens, what can you do?

Deeper than Sheol, what can you know?

9Its measure is longer than the earth

And broader than the sea.

10If He sweeps by or shuts up,

Or calls an assembly, who can turn Him around?

11For He knows worthless men,

And He sees wickedness, [†]so will He not carefully consider it?

12[†]Yet an empty headed man will obtain a heart of wisdom,

And the [†]foal of a wild donkey is born a man.

13“If you would set your heart right

And spread out your hand to Him,

14If wickedness is in your hand, put it far away,

And do not let unrighteousness dwell in your tents;

15Then, indeed, you could lift up your face without moral defect,

And you would be steadfast and not fear.

16For you would forget your trouble,

As waters that pass by, so you would remember it.

17And your lifetime would arise brighter than noonday;

Darkness would be like the morning.

18Then you would trust, because there is hope;

And you would search around and rest securely.

19You would lie down and none would make you tremble,

And many would entreat your [†]favor.

20But the eyes of the wicked will come to an end,

And escape will perish from them;

And their hope is the expiring of their soul.”

6 Lit is double
6 Lit causes to be forgotten for you
8 Lit the heights of heaven
11 Or even He does not consider
12 Lit A hollow man
12 Lit donkey
19 Lit face

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