Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JOB 11\\

In this chapter Zophar the Naamathite, Job's third friend, attacks him,
and the with great acrimony and severity, and with much indecency; he
charges him not only with loquacity, and vain babbling, but with lying,
and with scoffing at God, and good men, \\#Job 11:1-3\\; which he attempts
to support by some things Job had said, misrepresented by him,
\\#Job 11:4\\; and wishes that God would take him in hand, and convince
him of the wisdom of the divine proceedings with him, and of his lenity
and mercy to him, \\#Job 11:5,6\\; and then discourses of the
unsearchableness of God in his counsels, and conduct; of his
sovereignty, and of his power, and of the vanity and folly of men,
\\#Job 11:7-19\\; and as his friends before him, having insinuated that
Job was guilty of some heinous sin, or sins, and especially of
hypocrisy, advises him to repentance and reformation, and then it would
be well with him; and he should enjoy much comfort, peace, and safety,
even to old age, \\#Job 11:13-19\\; and concludes it should go ill with
the wicked man and the hypocrite, such as he suggests Job was,
\\#Job 11:20\\.