Zophar Rebukes Job

1 Then Zophar the Naamathite answered,

References for Job 11:1

    • a 11:1 - Lit "answered and said"
      2 "Shall a multitude of words go unanswered, And a 1talkative man be acquitted?

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      3 "Shall your boasts silence men? And shall you 2scoff and none rebuke?

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      4 "For 3you have said, 'My teaching is pure, And 4I am innocent in your eyes.'

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      5 "But would * that God might speak, And open His lips against you,
      6 And show you the secrets of wisdom! For sound wisdom 5has two sides. Know then that God forgets a part of 6your iniquity.

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        • b 11:6 - Lit "is double"
        • c 11:6 - Lit "causes to be forgotten for you"
          7 "7Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?

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          8 "They are 8high as the heavens, what can you do? Deeper than 9Sheol, what can you know?

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            • d 11:8 - Lit "the heights of heaven"
            • e 11:8 - I.e. the nether world
              9 "Its measure is longer than the earth And broader than the sea.
              10 "If He passes by or shuts up, Or calls an assembly, 10who can restrain Him?

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              11 "For 11He knows false men, And He 12sees iniquity without investigating.

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                • f 11:11 - Or "even He does not consider"
                  12 "13An idiot * will become intelligent When the foal of a 14wild donkey is born a man.

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                  13 "15If you would 16direct your heart right And 17spread out your hand to Him,
                  14 If iniquity is in your hand, 18put it far away, And do not let wickedness dwell in your tents;

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                  15 "Then, indeed, you could 19lift up your face without moral defect, And you would be steadfast and 20not fear.

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                  16 "For you would 21forget your trouble, As 22waters that have passed by, you would remember it.

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                  17 "Your life would be 23brighter than noonday; Darkness would be like the morning.

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                    • i 11:17 - Lit "duration of life"
                    • j 11:17 - Lit "above noonday"
                      18 "Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely.
                      19 "You would 24lie down and none would disturb you, And many would 25entreat your favor.

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                      20 "But the 26eyes of the wicked will fail, And there will 27be no escape for them; And their 28hope is 29to breathe their last."

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                        • l 11:20 - Lit "escape has perished from them"
                        • m 11:20 - Lit "the expiring of the soul"