Job 11
English Standard VersionNew American Standard Bible 1995
1Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said:1Then Zophar the Naamathite answered,
2“Should a multitude of words go unanswered, and a man full of talk be judged right?2"Shall a multitude of words go unanswered, And a talkative man be acquitted?
3Should your babble silence men, and when you mock, shall no one shame you?3"Shall your boasts silence men? And shall you scoff and none rebuke?
4For you say, ‘My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in God’s eyes.’4"For you have said, 'My teaching is pure, And I am innocent in your eyes.'
5But oh, that God would speak and open his lips to you,5"But would that God might speak, And open His lips against you,
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.6And show 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 out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty?7"Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?
8It is higher than heaven—what can you do? Deeper than Sheol—what can you know?8"They 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.9"Its measure is longer than the earth And broader than the sea.
10If he passes through and imprisons and summons the court, who can turn him back?10"If He passes by or shuts up, Or calls an assembly, who can restrain Him?
11For he knows worthless men; when he sees iniquity, will he not consider it?11"For He knows false men, And He sees iniquity without investigating.
12But a stupid man will get understanding when a wild donkey’s colt is born a man!12"An idiot will become intelligent When the foal of a wild donkey is born a man.
13“If you prepare your heart, you will stretch out your hands toward him.13"If you would direct your heart right And spread out your hand to Him,
14If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, and let not injustice dwell in your tents.14If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, And do not let wickedness dwell in your tents;
15Surely then you will lift up your face without blemish; you will be secure and will not fear.15"Then, indeed, you could lift up your face without moral defect, And you would be steadfast and not fear.
16You will forget your misery; you will remember it as waters that have passed away.16"For you would forget your trouble, As waters that have passed by, you would remember it.
17And your life will be brighter than the noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.17"Your life would be brighter than noonday; Darkness would be like the morning.
18And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.18"Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely.
19You will lie down, and none will make you afraid; many will court your favor.19"You would lie down and none would disturb you, And many would entreat your favor.
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.”20"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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