Zophar

1 Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:
2 “Are all these words to go unanswered? Is this talker to be vindicated?
3 Will your idle talk reduce others to silence? Will no one rebuke you when you mock?
4 You say to God, ‘My beliefs are flawless and I am pure in your sight.’
5 Oh, how I wish that God would speak, that he would open his lips against you
6 and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know this: God has even forgotten some of your sin.
7 “Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?
8 They are higher than the heavens above—what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below—what can you know?
9 Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.
10 “If he comes along and confines you in prison and convenes a court, who can oppose him?
11 Surely he recognizes deceivers; and when he sees evil, does he not take note?