Job 11 CSB

Zophar Speaks

1 Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:

References for Job 11:1

      2 Should this stream of words go unanswered and such a talkera be acquitted?b

      References for Job 11:2

        • a 11:2 - Lit a man of lips
        • b 11:2 - Jb 8:2-3; 9:2-3
          3 Should your babbling put others to silence, so that you can keep on ridiculing with no one to humiliate you?
          4 You have said, "My teaching is sound, and I am pure in Your sight."c

          References for Job 11:4

              5 But if only God would speak and declare His cased against you,

              References for Job 11:5

                • d 11:5 - Lit and open His lips
                  6 He would show you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know then that God has chosen to overlook some of your sin.e

                  References for Job 11:6

                    • e 11:6 - Ps 32:1-2; Jr 31:34; Rm 4:7-8
                      7 Can you fathom the depths of God or discover the limits of the Almighty?f

                      References for Job 11:7

                        • f 11:7 - Jb 5:9; Ec 3:11; Eph 3:8
                          8 [They are] higher than the heavens-what can you do? [They are] deeper than Sheol-what can you know?g

                          References for Job 11:8

                            • g 11:8 - Jb 22:12; Ps 57:10; 139:6-8
                              9 Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.
                              10 If He passes by and throws [someone] in prison or convenes a court, who can stop Him?h

                              References for Job 11:10

                                • h 11:10 - Jb 9:12; Rv 3:7
                                  11 Surely He knows which people are worthless. If He sees iniquity, will He not take note [of it]?i

                                  References for Job 11:11

                                    • i 11:11 - Jb 34:25; Ps 10:14
                                      12 But a stupid man will gain understanding as soon as a wild donkey is born a man!
                                      13 As for you, if you redirect your heart and lift up your hands to Him [in prayer]-
                                      14 if there is iniquity in your hand, remove it, and don't allow injustice to dwell in your tentsj-

                                      References for Job 11:14

                                        • j 11:14 - Jb 22:23; Jos 24:14
                                          15 then you will hold your head high, free from fault. You will be firmly established and unafraid.k

                                          References for Job 11:15

                                            • k 11:15 - Jb 22:26; Ps 3:6; 40:2
                                              16 For you will forget your suffering, recalling [it only] as waters that have flowed by.l

                                              References for Job 11:16

                                                • l 11:16 - Ps 58:7; Isa 65:16
                                                  17 [Your] life will be brighter than noonday; [its] darknessm will be like the morning.n

                                                  References for Job 11:17

                                                    • m 11:17 - Text emended; MT reads noonday; you are dark, you
                                                    • n 11:17 - Jb 29:3; Ps 18:28; 37:6
                                                      18 You will be confident, because there is hope. You will look carefully about and lie down in safety.o

                                                      References for Job 11:18

                                                        • o 11:18 - Jb 24:23; Ps 4:8; 16:9
                                                          19 You will lie down without fear, and many will seek your favor.p

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                                                              20 But the sight of the wicked will fail. Their way of escape will be cut off, and their [only] hope will be to die.q

                                                              References for Job 11:20

                                                                • q 11:20 - Jb 8:13; Dt 28:65; Am 2:14