Zophar’s rebuke

1 Zophar from Naamah responded:
References for Job 11:1
      2 Should all these words go unanswered or a wordy man be justified?
      3 Will your idle talk silence everyone; will you mock and not be put to shame?
      4 You've said, "My teaching is pure, and I'm clean in God's eyes."
      References for Job 11:4
        • a 11:4 - Or <i>your</i>

          Divine secrecy

          5 But oh, that God would speak, open his lips against you
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              6 and tell you secrets of wisdom; for sound insight has two sides. Know that God lets some of your sin be forgotten.
              7 Can you find the secret of God or find the extent of the Almighty?
              8 They are higher than the heavens—what can you do? Deeper than the underworld—what can you know?
              References for Job 11:8
                • b 11:8 - Heb Sheol
                  9 Its measurement is longer than the earth and broader than the sea.
                  10 If God passes by, imprisons someone, and calls a trial, who can stop him?
                  11 He knows worthless people, sees sin, and certainly takes note.
                  References for Job 11:11
                    • c 11:11 - Or <i>does not</i>
                      12 A stupid person becomes intelligent when a wild ass of a person is born tame.
                      References for Job 11:12
                        • d 11:12 - Or <i>a wild ass’s colt can be born a man</i>

                          Abiding hope

                          13 If you make your mind resolute and spread your palms to him,
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                              14 if you throw out the sin in your hands and don't let injustice dwell in your tents,
                              15 then you will lift up your face without blemish; you will be secure and not fear.
                              16 You will forget trouble; you will remember it as water that flows past.
                              17 A life span will rise brighter than noon; darkness will be like morning.
                              18 You will be secure, for there is hope; you will look around and rest safely.
                              19 You will lie down without anyone to scare you; many will beg for your favor.
                              20 The eyes of the wicked will grow faint; flight has vanished from them; their hope is a dying gasp.