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Job 11 (Complete Jewish Bible)

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1 Next Tzofar the Na'amati spoke up: 2 "Shouldn't this torrent of words be answered? Does talking a lot make a person right? 3 Is your babble supposed to put others to silence? When you mock, is no one to make you ashamed? 4 "You claim that your teaching is pure; you tell [God], 'I am clean in your sight.' 5 I wish that God would speak, would open his mouth to answer you, 6 would tell you the secrets of wisdom, which is worth twice as much as common sense. Understand that God is demanding of you less than your guilt deserves. 7 "Can you penetrate God's depths? Can you find out Shaddai's limits? 8 They're as high as heaven; what can you do? They're deeper than Sh'ol; what can you know? 9 Their extent is longer than the earth and broader than the sea. 10 If he passes through, puts in prison and assembles [for judgment], who can prevent him? 11 For he knows when people are worthless; so if he sees iniquity, won't he look into it? 12 "An empty man can gain understanding, even if he was born like a wild donkey. 13 If you will set your heart right, if you will spread out your hands toward him, 14 if you will put your iniquity at a distance and not let unrighteousness remain in your tents, 15 then when you lift up your face, there will be no defect; you will be firm and free from fear. 16 "For you will forget your misery; you'll remember it like a flood that passed through long ago; 17 your life will be brighter than noon; even its darkness will be like morning. 18 You will be confident, because there is hope; you will look around you and lie down secure; 19 you will rest, and no one will make you afraid. Many will seek your favor; 20 but the eyes of the wicked will fail [to find comfort]. They will find no way to escape, and their hope will turn to complete disappointment."
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